Power in the Clothes?

Mark 5 tells the story of a woman that had a hemorrhage for 12 years and got an instant healing by touching Jesus’ clothes. Were His clothes electric? Were they “super-clothes” because He was wearing them? It seemed that others were touching Him in the crowd, why did they all not get something supernatural?

It was not arbitrary grace that healed the woman. I believe the woman had faith in the Scriptures and in Jesus. Matthew 9:20, says of the same story she, “touched the fringe of His cloak”. The “fringe” would have been the tassels on the corners of his garment (Numb 15:38, Deut 22:12). Malachi 4:2, “the sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in its wings”. “Wings” and “tzitzit” (the tassels) have the same spelling in Hebrew. Rabbis taught that the Messiah will have healing in his tassels.

Why was this woman healed? She believed the scripture proclaiming healing in the tassels, and she believed that Jesus was that waited Messiah. Jesus’ clothes were not powerful, but most assuredly the woman’s faith was!


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