So, I got pretty excited about the people who lived in Gennesaret, this morning! ~How weird does that sound? ; ) Their story is in Matthew 14.
Peter had just had his walking on water experience which rightfully blew the disciples' minds and they worshiped Jesus right there in the boat and then crossed over the sea to the land of Gennesearet.
"And when the men of that place recognized Him,
they sent out into all that surrounding region,
and brought to Him all who were sick,'
What compassionate, faith-filled men! -I know some people like that! And they are daily bringing my dear Hubby before Jesus, in prayer. : )
"and they begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment."
They didn't come demanding that He lay hands on and pray over each and every one of them. They just asked for the chance to touch His clothing as He walked by. So humble!
I wonder if they had heard about the woman with the issue of blood who was healed when she did the very same thing.
I wonder if they had heard that He said to the centurion "Go! Let it be done just as you believe it will." Mt. 8:13
I wonder if they knew that He had said "According to your faith let it be done to you." Mt. 9:29
to the blind men.
Whether they knew those things or not,
"as many as touched it (the hem) were made PERFECTLY WELL."
And I really LOVE that!