Who Touched Me?
Who touched Me?
(#176 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)
But Yahshua said, “Someone touched Me; I know that power has gone out from Me.” (Luke 8:45-46)
By faith, and a touch, twelve years of suffering were instantly done away with. How many of us suffer unnecessarily? How many of us long to draw from the power of the One we call Savior? Why do we simply marvel at what is written? Why don’t we live in it instead? How many of us have longed to touch Him physically; to see Him; to listen to His voice; and to stroke His hair with oil? We long to touch Him so He might touch us.
For us today, where is the disconnect? We have been granted greater power and access to His throne after the resurrection, than the woman with the issue of blood (Hebrews 11:39-40).
Why do we marvel at what was, when we have been told what is? We have more and more! (Psalm 115:14) Revelation of mysteries is available which were not known while He walked the earth. Let a man so consider us, as servants of the Messiah and stewards of the mysteries of Yahweh. (1 Corinthians 4:1) The revelation is for your benefit! Are you a good steward? But we speak the wisdom of Yahweh in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which Yahweh ordained before the ages for our glory. (1 Corinthians 2:7) For OUR glory! Certainly, even by chance, one would have reached out to touch Him if He was “physically” present before us. We can still reach out, even now. What is it that we lack that keeps us from Him today? Why the chasm; why the disconnect?
Will you pray with me?
“Abba, why is it so? Why can’t we make it more personal? It is all unseen. Why did You make it so that we must do this all by faith? You have told us that we are greater, those of us who have not seen, yet believe (John 20:29). We accept that Father, yet, there is this longing for the tangible. A touch not only from You, but to be able to reach out and touch You, feel You, and know You. Is it wrong of us to desire this Father? Is it not natural, but rather supernatural, that we long to see You; to be healed by You; to simply know? It is Your choice Father, the ‘how’ and the ‘why,’ and as we submit to Your authority over these things, release Your perfect knowledge over us, the revelation that Your way is perfect. Show us, Abba—show us how to touch You in spiritual ways, so we too may be touched in physical ways. We long for Your presence, the presence that You tell us is already here. Help us see Father. Please come. So be it.”