|"Oooo. Arent we touchy?"
The disciples couldnt believe their ears! Here they were in a mob of people pushing and shoving and thronging and Jesus has the audacity to ask, Who touched my clothes? I would have said, Who HASNT touched your clothes? Of course, this was a test. Not just for Peter and the others but for the woman.
As a child, I often wondered if God was really real. As I laid on my back in the soft, cool grass on a sunny day, I would say to Him, God, nobodys looking. If you are real, lift me up two inches off the grass and set me down. It will be our little secret. Of course, nothing happened. God doesnt do tricks.
When Gods supernatural power is released, it is always done to fill great need and to bring Him glory where two or more eye witnesses are gathered. As Jesus looked around to see the woman who had touched His clothes and received a healing, He wanted her to testify to her faith to all those present. Shaking with fear, she came and fell at His feet, spilling out her story for all to hear.
She wasnt imagining this. She was really healed. She hadnt seen an earthly doctor yet, but the Great Physician had confirmed that her faith had made her completely well.
As for the disciples, their initial reaction shows they thought Jesus was being touchy. What do you expect in a mob situation? Besides, Jesus was on His way to help a very sick girl. There was no time to be touchy. They would soon learn that the Lord misses nothing and always has time for seemingly insignificant people who get lost in the shuffle. Isn't He wonderful?