"For she said, if I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole."
I am going back to this story of the woman with the issue of blood once again, but this time to analyze an important aspect of her faith. (If you would like to read the previous article about this woman, click here.)
We know the end of the story. Jesus felt virtue come out of Him, so He called His disciples to attention to locate who had touched Him. His disciples were puzzled, because the crowds were all grabbing Him. But the woman not only heard the commotion, she started it. Like Jesus, she too felt something, for virtue entered inside her body and dried up her womb. She came and identified herself before Jesus.
If you do not take notice of the use of this verb, you could miss the impact of her actions. The Bible records, she "said," "if I touch, I shall be whole." The verb "said" in Greek denotes a repeated action. It also grammatically implies she alone was the primary action in her thought pattern. In other words, she saw the necessity to continuously talk to herself with these creative words.
This means she gained confidence and determination by renewing and reviewing this event. She used her words to paint a picture in her mind until she could see the event-taking place. This is what kept her going, even when the odds and the crowds were against her. Take this action to heart; never give up. Continue to declare what you believe, and it will build your faith. Create a visual image to keep you on track.
"When you need a miracle, talking too much is not an option."