A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” Mark 5:25-28
This woman sought out Jesus. She believed that if she could just find Him and touch Him, she would be healed. Most of us are familiar with that aspect of the story.
During his message on Sunday, my husband brought up a different side of this account that I hadn't considered before. Jesus, being fully God, knew that this woman was going to be in the crowd, and He knew that she desired to just touch His garment. Jesus could have stopped and waited for her; He could have even gone to find her, but He didn't. Jesus kept walking because He wanted to see if she would pursue Him.
God wants us to seek Him.
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Isaiah 55:6
Search for the LORD and for his strength; continually seek him. 1 Chronicles 16:11His plan has always been for us to seek Him.
Not because He doesn't want to be found, but because He does.
God understands that the more we seek Him,
the more we find Him.
And the more we find Him, the more we love Him.
God is saying, "Here I am, come and find Me."
How far are you willing to go?
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