Faith That Heals

She said to herself, "If I only touch His garment, I will be made well."
Faith That Heals
Her faith was so strong that she believed she could obtain help, if only she could touch His garment. She did not deem it necessary to come to Him and with many words present her complaint and pray that He would have mercy on her and help her, nor did others pray for her; but she sought only to reach Him and touch Him, for she thought, if only she could do this, she would receive help. She neither doubted His power, nor His willingness to help. . . Nor did her faith deceive her, for as soon as she touched the hem of His garment, the fountain of blood was stopped. . .. Hence you may see what faith, which clings to the person of Christ is and does, namely, a heart that regards Him as the Lord and Savior, the Son of God, through whom God reveals Himself and bestows upon us His grace, assuring us that through Him and for His sake, he will hear and help us.

From the Church Postil, sermon for Trinity 24 on Matthew 9:18-26 (Luther's Works 79 (Lenker) 5:349-50)
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