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She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped.  Then Jesus asked, “Who touched me?” (Luke 8:43-48)

For twelve years the woman had hemorrhaged.  How many doctors had she seen?  How many treatments had she tried?  How many prayers had she uttered?  How many tears had she shed?

Then she was so bold as to reach out and touch Jesus.  Her life was transformed.  How are you like this unclean woman, seeking to come close and touch Jesus and receive the healing and new life that only he can give?

A Prayer from Desmond Tutu

Dear Child of God, I write these words because we all experience sadness, we all come at times to despair, and we all lose hope that the suffering in our lives will ever end.  I want to share with you my faith and my understanding that this suffering can be transformed and redeemed.  There is no such thing as a totally hopeless case.  Our God is an expert at dealing with chaos, with brokenness, with all the worst that we can imagine.  God created order out of disorder, cosmos out of chaos, and God can do so always, can do so now – in our personal lives and in our lives as nations, globally…  Indeed, God is transforming the world now – through us – because God loves us.

From God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time (Colorado Springs: Image, 2005).

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