But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.

Mark 5:32-33

Jesus had asked “Who touched me?”. This woman had, and in doing so had received miraculous healing. But didn’t Jesus really know? Yes, he did! But he provided an opportunity for the woman to come out of the crowd, to step forward in a further demonstration of her faith. That’s how our faith is strengthened too – when we come out of the crowd and are prepared to step forward and be associated with the Lord and his work, despite the challenges and the fear that it may involve.

Daily reading: Joshua 5

Bible in one year : Joel 1-4; Philippians 4