And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
In a crowd full of people who are, “following and pressing in around Him”, Jesus asks the question (vs. 30) and begins looking for the woman who touched His clothes. Jesus is not confused about who touched His clothes…He already knows. Why then does He ask the question? In a beautifully crafted divine setup, Jesus orchestrates a public confession from this woman about what has happened to her. God’s plan collides with this woman’s great faith and heals her, while also providing a teaching moment and great encouragement to the disciples and the crowd.
I will add… Even in the time we live in , when we cry out to Jesus with our afflictions and sorrows and we are healed or comforted or any number of things, it becomes yet another testimony for glorifying Jesus Christ our King!
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.