Normal does not mean average. Average run-of-the-mill Christianity is our main problem. We have confused lukewarmenss with the norm. The vast majority of Sunday-morning parishioners take pride in being middle-of-the-roaders. The New Testament Christian lives above the average.
Get Through To Jesus!
If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
In the maze of present-day confusion, the chaos of conflicting voices, how often have we wished that we might just press through and touch Jesus as in the day of His flesh. They were not bewildered then by scholars and sectarians, each claiming the only perfect right to introduce anyone to Him. This poor sick woman came all by herself and for herself and it worked. Whether she had pure, unadulterated, unalloyed faith I know not, but she got through to Jesus!
Are you troubled and dizzy with a dozen voices shouting in your ears? Have you, like the father of the demonized boy, brought your problem to the disciples-this church or preach-to find that “they could not“? Don=t go away. Jesus is saying, “Bring your problem to me.”
Push through the crowd and touch Him for yourself. You need no middleman to present you. As many as touch Him are made whole.
“Be whole of thy plague,” He told the woman. Bring your plague to Him. Let no one stop you short of Him. “As many as touched Him….”