Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.
According to the Law, this woman was unclean.
Lev 15:25(NIV)-When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other than her monthly period or has a discharge that continues beyond her period, she will be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as in the days of her period.
Everywhere she lies down or sits is unclean. Those that touch what she touches are unclean.
As a result, anyone knowing her problem shuns her and keeps their distance.
The bleeding has lasted for twelve years.
She spent all her money on doctors and endured much pain and agony with cures that did not work.
Twelve years of being unclean must seem like a lifetime to her.
She cannot socialize with anyone – she is unclean.
She cannot go out in public – she is unclean.
Her faith was in Jesus. She believe her healing was in the touching the border of His garment.
She risked disobedience of the Law by pressing through the crowd and making everyone she touched unclean.
A reach, a touch, and a healing.
Everyone is unclean with sin.
However, a lifetime of sin is forgiven with one touch of the Savior.
You can be forgiven!