DCLM Higher Everyday 31 March 2023 — A Touch brought healing

DCLM Higher Everyday 31 March 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — A Touch brought healing

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TOPIC: A Touch Brought Healing

Text — Matthew 9:18-22

18While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

19And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

20And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

21For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

22But 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.

Key Verse: “And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace and be whole of thy plague” (Mark 5:34).


In a-2009 study by Matthew Hertenstein, it was found that participants were effectively able to communicate eight out of twelve emotions by using touch alone. The result of this study implies that touch is a better way of conveying emotions than facial expressions and voice. Our sense of touch is also designed to communicate clearly and quickly. However, faith touch is unbeatable.
Our text shows the woman with the issue of blood demonstrating the significance of a touch of faith. Healing is one of the by-products of Christ’s redemptive work.

God’s healing power must never be relegated to a set of rules or methods. Jesus healed people in a wide variety of ways in the Gospels, showing that the key is not any certain procedure, but rather coming to Him by faith. We are to touch Him by defining our faith as this woman did. Faith in His sacrifice on the cross for our total redemption is just enough. “But he was wounded for our transgression, he was bruised for our iniquities…and with his stripes, we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

Quote: Faith touch is unbeatable

Challenge: Faith can move mountains – exercise it!

Prayer for today: Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed, in Jesus’ name.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)