Saturday, July 29 | What Patience Looks Like
Read Luke 8:40–48
Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
“Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”
But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”
Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
Reflect & Respond
- Read through today’s passage two or three times, slowly, noticing what stands out. Remembering you are in God’s loving presence, pray that He would show you how the particular words or phrases that stood out apply to your life right now. Pray that God would give you insight, wisdom, and courage, along with the power of the Holy Spirit, to act as He’s calling you.
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