Mark 6:56

The scripture for today is Mark 6:56


Mark 6:56 Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.


Jesus did not confine His ministry to a particular place; He went to those who lived in the country, as well as to those who lived in the cities. His heart was to reach people wherever they might be. He traveled on foot, walking for miles to reach people with the gospel. And, while the religious leaders sought to kill Him, the people flocked to simply touch Him. What a contrast! Those who were captivated by the spirit of Satan were threatened by the presence of the Savior but those who were poor and needy saw in Him a Divine Deliverer. Jesus did not disappoint them. Wherever He went, He healed the sick, brought deliverance to those who were demon possessed, and preached the gospel of the Kingdom to all.


A woman with an issue of blood came to Jesus in a crowd to touch the hem of His garment. She had faith in Christ, and her faith drew from the heavenly resources that were present in the Savior; she was made completely well. Evidently the news of her healing spread and people from all parts now came to just touch the hem of His garment. “And as many as touched Him were made well.” It was love that flowed from Christ. His love was so powerful that everyone who touched Him in faith was changed.


Jesus is still with us today through His Holy Spirit. Does He love us less than He did those who came to Him so long ago? He loves us just as much. He still responds to those who reach out in faith and touch Him. It is the touch of faith that releases the power of God into our circumstances. Faith moves us to sacrifice all to be in the presence of the Savior. Faith does not consider the difficulty of the circumstances; it considers the Savior who is not bound by circumstances or the laws of nature. He is the Creator and is capable of doing whatever is necessary to free us from the bondages that entangles us.


We have even greater needs today as the grip of sin upon our world has increased. But our Lord has not lost His power. He still responds to the touch of faith. He longs for us to come to Him, surrendering all to be in His presence, desiring nothing more than to reach out and touch Him. “And as many as touched Him were made well.”


God bless you as you continue in His service.