But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.” (Luke 8:46 NIV)
If you have been around a while you will be familiar with the story of the lady with tthe issue of blood. She has spent all her money and seen many doctors. She is in a lot of discomfort and suffered terribly. Hearing of Jesus and seeing the miracles she reaches out to touch him.
Jesus would traditionally thought to have worn a garment that is known as the “Tallit”. The dictionary defines it as: “a shawllike garment of wool, silk, or the like, with fringes, or zizith, at the four corners…” It’s known to many Christians in modern times as the “prayer shawl”. It is a very important thing to the Jewish people (as well as many Christians). It was given to the people by God through Moses. The corners of the shawl are also known as “wings”.
Knowing this and the word of Malachi add some light to the story.
“The sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. (Malachi 4:2 NASB)
She reached out to touch him because she saw him as the Messiah.
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