She was desparate. She had been sick for 12 years. As the crowd entered town, she heard that in the middle of it was the Healer. Her mind begins to race. She doesn't presume to think that she should have a one-on-one with him. If she could just touch him, though! That would be enough.
She begins to position herself in the crowd. There he is! It's now or never. Once he passes, there is no way she will be able to catch up with him again. So, she stretches out her hand -- and misses! She doesn't touch him. All she gets is the edge of his cloak. Opportunity lost!
Or was it? Because immediately, her condition is healed. Then, he stops. He turns and speaks to her. And his words are so full of grace: "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."
You know what: Our faith in Jesus can still bring us healing today. Emotional healing. Spiritual healing. Yes, even physical healing.
Just a touch. Don't pass up the opportunity. It can make all the difference.