Mark 5:25-30,33,34 NRSVue
25Now there was a woman who had been suffering from a flow of blood for twelve years. 26She had endured much under many physicians and had spent all that she had, and she was no better but rather grew worse. 27She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28for she said, “If I but touch his cloak, I will be made well.” 29Immediately her flow of blood stopped, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my cloak?” 33But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
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Some thoughts on this scripture
Jesus was being pushed from all sides, but he could distinguish between the anonymous jostling of bodies in a crowd, and the visceral desire for healing in the touch of the ailing woman. His healing action was never magical or impersonal. It cost him, for it was empowered by prayer, fasting and a personal affection for those he cured.