What Jesus Did! 'Affirming Her Faith to Give Her Peace' — Luke 8:45-48

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Then Jesus said, "Who touched me?" All the people said they had not touched Jesus. Peter said, "Master, the people are all around you and are pushing against you." But Jesus said, "Someone touched me! I felt power go out from me." When the woman saw that she could not hide, she came forward, shaking. She bowed down before Jesus. While all the people listened, she told why she touched Jesus. Then she said that she was healed immediately when she touched him. Jesus said to her, "My daughter, you are made well because you believed. Go in peace."
— Luke 8:45-48 NLT
Illustration of Luke 8:45-48 NLT — "My daughter, you are made well because you believed. Go in peace."

Key Thought

This woman comes for healing. She receives much more than that. Jesus refuses for the woman to receive an anonymous miracle. Instead, he has her come forward and then praises her faith and dismisses her to live in peace. She is not only healed; she is praised! In her fear and isolation she ventures out in faith and receives a double blessing.

Today's Prayer

O LORD God, my Abba Father, may my faith be as bold and as unrelenting as this woman's faith. Stir me to courage and action. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 21:21
  • Luke 7:4-9
  • Mark 6:5


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.