Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Theme: THE FRAILTY OF MAN

Text: “And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?” – Luke 8:43.   

Comment: The case of the “woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years” is another sober-minded account of the Holy Bible that expatiates, not only the virtues of faith, perseverance, humility, reverence, and joy; but also the themes of man’s struggles and fears in the face of circumstances beyond his control.

This woman was at her wit’s end after expending “all her living upon physicians”. Therefore, she sought divine intervention, “… and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.” – Luke 8:47.    

Not all diseases are cured with medicines and vaccines. The severity and nature of some ailments have moved people to seek the face of the LORD, the Greatest Healer. God Almighty Himself asked the prophet, Jeremiah: “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” In affirmation, Jeremiah said: “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee”. – Jeremiah 32:27,17.

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