Hem.

Have you ever thought about the story in the bible where the lady with the issue of blood touched the hem of Jesus’ garment?

I think the point of that story was to show you that you only need just a little bit of Jesus for a miracle to occur.

And while yes, like the lady with the issue of blood, I need just a little bit of Jesus for some miracles in my life… I’ve pondered a few other thoughts about this story.

For one, this lady wasn’t even given a name. She was defined by her problem. It consumed her life so much that it overtook everything else.

So tonight I pray for those of us that can’t find ourselves because we are defined by our problems.

I pray for the woman with the issue of marriage.

I pray for the woman with the issue of anxiety and depression.

I pray for the woman with the issue of COVID or the affects of a worldly pandemic.

I pray for the woman with the issue of losing herself.

I pray for the woman with the issue of not feeling worthy.

I pray for the woman with the issue of overload.

I pray for the woman with the issue of family.

I pray for the woman with the issue of health.

I pray for the woman that can’t find her name because her problem is greater.

Secondly, the purpose of a hem in a piece of clothing is to keep it from unraveling.

Lord whatever the reason she is grabbing the hem of your garment; to have just enough of you for a miracle or specifically touching the hem as a symbol of not unraveling I pray that you meet her where she is.

Help her hold it all together lord. Keep the seems close and tightly sewn to keep the unraveling away.

Though the inside may be frayed and falling apart; the folded over, sewn hem is what is holding it together.

Be our hem God. Be the one that keeps us from unraveling. Keep us together.

I am the woman with the issues; but I am holding on to your hem.

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