Healing the Woman With the Issue of Blood – Miracle of Jesus
Free online resources based on Jesus healing the woman with the issue of blood. This story can be found in Matthew, Mark and Luke in the Bible. See below for links to sermons, stories and entertaining sites for this miracle.
And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” — Mark 5:25-28 <NIV>
Healing the Woman With the Issue of Blood – Summary
Jesus had been summoned to the house of Jairus, a leader of the synagogue, to heal his daughter. He immediately left with Jairus, followed by a very large crowd heading towards Jairus’ home. In the midst of the crowd was a woman who had suffered many years with bleeding disorder. She had visited many doctors, spent all she had and was not any better. In fact, she had grown worse. Cut off from society by religious traditions, she was utterly hopeless, broke and depressed.
But then she heard of a prophet that was healing people and performing miracles. And she definitely needed a miracle. And then she heard that he was coming near to where she lived. Finally, there was some hope in her life. She thought to herself, “If I could just touch his garment, I would be healed. He doesn’t even have to know that I touched him. I just need to make contact.”
The woman repeated her faith statement as she neared Jesus, “If I can just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”
The moment she touched his garment, she felt the power of God flow through her body. And just as she had declared by faith, she was healed when she touched his clothes. Immediately, she drew back from the crowd. She did not want anyone to recognize her or know what she had done. She was religiously unclean and an outsider. And if anyone knew that she touched Jesus, there might be a scandal.
At that same moment, Jesus stopped and asked, “Who touched me?”
The disciples were shocked by the question because everyone in the crowd was touching him or trying to touch him.
It wasn’t her physical touch that Jesus noticed. It was her faith demand that was “felt” by Jesus. Jesus recognized that someone’s faith had drawn power from him. He had to stop and minister to this woman.
She came and fell at his feet, probably a little nervous that she had been discovered. She told him of all her suffering and how she had touched his garment and immediately she had been healed.
Jesus told her that her faith had made her whole. And he also told her to go in peace. This woman had suffered physically, financially, mentally and emotionally for 12 years. Jesus healed her inside and out and gave her peace from all distress.
This woman lived in a time when you could physically touch Jesus. Believers today have him, through the presence of the Holy Spirit, dwelling inside them. You do not have to rely on your senses to “touch” Jesus. And you have God’s Word, His will in written form, so you can know without a doubt that you are healed, made whole and have the Peace of God in your heart. Just like the woman who by faith touched the hem of Jesus’ garment, your faith is the key to receive all God’s promises.
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. — Matthew 9:22 <KJV>
Read the healing the bleeding woman story in five popular translations – AMP, KJV, HCSB, NIV, The Message:
Check out all the wonderful Christian content linked below and learn more about this miracle.
Children’s Bible Stories – Scriptures and Adaptations on the Healing the Bleeding Woman Miracle
The Hem of Jesus’ Garment – A very brief version based on Mark for both this miracle and Jairus’ daughter
The Girl Who Lived Twice – Slide show that includes both healing miracles: the bleeding woman and daughter of Jairus
Children’s Activities, Crafts, Coloring Pages, Music & Poetry About the Woman Who Touched Jesus
Touching The Garment – A coloring page
Woman Touches Jesus’ Garment – Coloring page
Jesus Heals A Sick Woman – Activity pages and lesson ideas
Hem of His Garment – Activity pages and brief lesson
Children’s Sermons & Lessons on Healing the Woman With the Issue of Blood
The Woman Who Touched Jesus – Lesson outline for kindergarten for both the woman that touched Jesus and Jairus’ daughter
Woman Touches Jesus’ Clothes – A Sunday school lesson outline
Jesus Heals the Woman With an Issue of Blood – A lesson outline
There Is Power In A Touch – Brief lesson
Jesus Heals Jairus’ Daughter – Bible lesson that includes Jesus healing the bleeding woman
Devotions, Discussions & Sermons and Other Resources About Jesus Healing the Woman Who Touched the Hem of His Garment
Jesus Heals the Sick – Additional resources related to Jesus and healing including this miracle.
Jesus Healings – Some resources that might be useful for teaching about Jairus and the bleeding woman
The Raising of Jairus’s Daughter – Study by Hampton Keathley IV includes discussion on the woman that touched Jesus
Why Is the Story of Jairus Interrupted by the Hemorrhaging Woman? – A brief answer to the question
Jesus Heals Woman With the Blood Issue – Some observations based on this miracle
Touching the Hem of Jesus’ Garment– Some observations based on this miracle by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Hem of His Garment – A interesting discussion from a Jewish perspective on the meaning of the tassels
The Finger of Faith – A devotion on the woman that touched Jesus
Woman Grabs the Hem of Jesus’ Garment and Is Healed – An outline of both miracles from Matthew 9:18-26
A Diseased Woman Healed – Another outline of the miracle
The Tallit and Tzitzit – An article from Jews For Jesus on the garment worn by Jesus and its significance
Matthew 9:9-26 – Additional resources for adult study
Mark 5:21-43 – Additional resources for adult study
Capernaum– A good summary of Capernaum’s role in Jesus’ ministry
Since these miracles are so closely linked, see also Healing The Daughter of Jairus
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