Midweek of Lent 1
February 24, 2021
The Service in PDF format is at: February 24, 2021 Service
Overview of service
All are welcome to attend our Lent Zoom meeting. We will open up with Rick Durling (Peace Elder) interviewing Sarah Woosley, Associate Director of PYAC (Philomath Youth Activity Club). We’ll then pray for the needs and concerns from PYAC. We’ll close out our time by reading Scripture and sharing the devotion from Masks of Love (the booklet from the Lent Care Package).
And a great crowd followed Him …. And there was a woman who had
had a discharge of blood for twelve years…. She … came up behind Him
in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “lf I touch even His
garments, l will be made well.” And immediately the flow of blood dried
up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. And Jesus,
perceiving in Himself that power had gone out from Him, immediately
turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?” … But
the woman … came in fear and trembling and fell down before Him and
told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has
made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” (Murk 5:24b-
25, 27b-30, 33-34)
The woman with the bleeding problem had good reason to be afraid.
By custom, her illness made her unclean-someone who should
never go into crowds, much less touch a famous rabbi. But she was
desperate, and so she decided to “steal” her healing-to touch Jesus’
clothes and run, all in secret.
But Jesus wanted something better for her. And so as soon as
He realized, He basically forced the issue. She told the truth, and
instead of being punished, she was blessed: Jesus publicly confirmed
her healing, called her “daughter,” and sent her away in peace. He
gave the woman her whole life back again-not just physically, but
spiritually, socially, and emotionally.
God cares about you the same way. There may be one area where
you desperately want His help, and it’s good for you to seek it. But
He wants more for you- He wants you to be His joyful, blessed,
forgiven child, living with the real life that Jesus offers everyone
who trusts in Him. That is why Jesus died and rose again-for you.
Lord, give to me what You know I truly need. Thank You. Amen.
‘ Have you ever sneaked around to get what you needed?
. What would you ask Jesus for right now?
. What good things has God given you without your asking?