I want to tell you a story…

There was a woman who had been sick — for years.  Bleeding all that time.  She hears about a teacher that heals people and braves the crowds to find him.

I can’t imagine what it was like for her to get to him.  I can’t imagine trying to work her way through the crowd as people drew away from her. But finally, finally, she reaches out and touches, not him, but the edge of his robe.  And she is well.  Just like that.

But he stops.  Turns and asks, Who touched me?  The crowd goes silent.

What can she do but to step forward…

All those years of sickness, then this teacher, this prophet, this rabbi calls her out from obscurity to the  front and center of everyone and they all wait to see what He will do next.

With eyes full of compassion, seeing truth, loving mercy, Jesus reaches her soul with his words – and the world tilts as Love is given meaning in the core and center of this man;  Daughter, your faith has made you well…go in peace…and be healed 

Daughter.  That undoes me everytime.

Love is given meaning in the core and center of this Man—who is the Son of God.

HAPPY EASTER everyone.