Devotion – Mark 5

S – Immediately Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?”…The woman, with fear and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34 “Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be healed from your affliction.” 

Mark 5:30, 33-34 CSB

O – The healing power of God went out from Jesus.  He asks, “Who touched me?” to find out who the person was.  Since he controlled the power of God in Him, I believe he released healing willingly according to the woman’s faith.  He sought her out, not to embarass or chastise her.  He sought her out so this “exile” could be restored with the title of “Daughter.” 

A – God waits on our faith to do the things only He can do.  It causes us to grow in greater relational intimacy and strength.

R – Lord, let my desire for you and your presence remind me to believe beyond the present.  Let it always draw me back to my relationship with you.