The Fringe of His Garment

religion image of Prayer Shawl – Tallit and Prayer book jewish religious symbols. Rosh hashanah (jewish New Year holiday), Shabbat and Yom kippur concept.

God set His people apart from the world when He rescued them from slavery in Egypt. After they crossed the Red Sea and traveled into the wilderness, “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Speak to the people of Israel, and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a cord of blue on the tassel of each corner. And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, to do them, not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to whore after. So you shall remember and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the Lord your God” (Numbers 15:38-41).

There were many other Hebrew laws besides the Ten Commandments; one of which made a bleeding woman unclean. That means she could touch no one for fear of making them unclean. However, a woman in Capernaum suffered twelve long years with an issue of bleeding. She had spent all she had on doctors and treatments and was not healed. One day she followed Jesus in a crowd so she might touch the fringe of His garment and be well. “Jesus turned, and seeing her He said, ‘Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.’ Instantly the woman was healed” (Matthew 9:22).


When the woman touched Jesus’ robe, it did not make Him unclean. It made the woman clean. Do you see the impact of this miracle? We can bring our darkest infirmities to the Lord. He is not afraid to be touched. No, He is touchable. We can come to Jesus, our Lord, with all that concerns us because He cares for us.


O Lord, our Lord, thank you for being touchable, even in our darkest moments. Thank you for not giving up on us. Thank you for being available in the dark of night or the light of day. Thank you that you never sleep or slumber. Lord, help us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Published by

Sue Loeffler

Author of more than two hundred articles, devotions and stories, my book, A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD, is a compilation of devotions from my visit to Israel. The Bible came alive to me, and I discovered I was not only walking where Jesus and the prophets walked; I was walking closer with God. I have taught Sunday school more than twenty years, mentored young women and volunteered as a hospital chaplain. Today I lead Women's Bible studies in my home, and I write a blog at A Closer Walk With God-Devotions from a Journey Through the Holy Lands. Visit often and/or subscribe/follow.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s