Sermon Passage: Mark 5:25-34
Sermon Title: The True Satisfaction
Sermon by: Pastor Sam (EM)
One woman came to Jesus for her cure of her body, since we has been bleeding for 12 years. And because of her disease she spent all money to the doctors. At that time, Jesus was surrounded by multi-crowd. Her bleeding made her ceremonially unclean and she was not supposed to touch anyone. However, she had a strong faith that if she touch only Jesus' garment, she will be cured. With this strong faith, she made a stand against the social norms and traditions. We should have this courage which would not let anything block our faith.
After she get cured, she was trying to leave Jesus, because she got what she needed. In that moment, Jesus suddenly looks for her, as if he didn't know till the moment. Do you think Jesus didn't know? He knew from the beginning. Then, why Jesus is asking her to step out? It is because the bodily cure was not all she needed. She felt that she will be satisfied with her cure, yet her real needs were in spiritual matter. In fact, if someone came to Jesus and get every good thing without the eternal life, what good is it? That's why Jesus is giving her a chance to come out and meet Jesus Christ, not just tasting his power.
Our true satisfaction comes only when our real needs are filled, not the felt needs. And Jesus is the only one who can satisfy our soul. Let us not seek only his power, but the true relationship.