Most of us would have read or heard about the miracle healing of the woman who was bleeding for 12 years from the gospel.
For those unfamiliar, this story is about a sick woman who believed that she would receive her healing by merely touching the cloak of Jesus (c.f. Mark 5:25-34).
She did just that when Jesus passed by her and true enough, her bleeding immediately stopped.
Faith touches God
What is interesting about this miracle was the response of Jesus. He turned around in the crowd and asked,“Who touched my clothes?”
It is interesting because there were many others around Jesus who were touching him. Even his question caused his disciples to be puzzled.
But strangely enough, no one else but that sick woman received her miracle. And we can safely surmise that there were others possibly needing a miracle of some kind.
So why did Jesus responded only to her touch? And what made her so special? FAITH. It was her faith.
Have faith in God
Similarly, many of us may pray to God just as many in the crowd were touching Jesus. But are our prayers made with faith or out of a religious habit?
Therefore, when it comes to answering prayers, it is not our needs that activates a response from God. It is our faith.
And in particularly, God responds in a real and powerful way to those who have the faith to believe in Him and expect results.
So today, are you in need of a miracle? Or is there a prayer that has not been answered for a long time?
Remember it is our faith that will get God’s attention amongst the crowd and activate a response from Him. So have faith and believe for your miracle.