“For she thought, ‘If I just touch His garments, I will get well’” (Mark 5:28).
All she wanted was for the bleeding to stop; the unceasing dull ache to go away. For over a decade she had suffered and doctors offered no remedy. She heard, however, of a Greater Physician. There would be a crowd. She was a private woman, and this was a personal matter. Wanting no attention, she thought, “If only I could touch His cloak I would get well,” never imagining that her private display of faith would become a public testimony benefitting the church for 2000 years. While suffering is personal, our reaction is public and of eternal benefit to those who witness our faith.