4th Week, Ordinary Time : Tuesday 4th February 2020

Daily Word Of God

Mark 5:25-31, 33-34

There was a woman who had suffered from a haemorrhage for twelve years; after long and painful treatment under various doctors, she had spent all she had without being any the better for it; in fact, she was getting worse. She had heard about Jesus, and she came up through the crowd and touched his cloak from behind, thinking, ‘If I can just touch his clothes, I shall be saved.’ And at once the source of the bleeding dried up, and she felt in herself that she was cured of her complaint.

And at once aware of the power that had gone out from him, Jesus turned round in the crowd and said, ‘Who touched my clothes?’  His disciples said to him, ‘You see how the crowd is pressing round you; how can you ask, “Who touched me?” ’ Then the woman came forward, frightened and trembling because she knew what had happened to her, and she fell at his feet and told him the whole truth. ‘My daughter,’ he said, ‘your faith has restored you to health; go in peace and be free of your complaint.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • When you are in a desperate or helpless situation, do you approach the Lord with complete trust and confidence?


  • Jesus is ever ready to heal and restore our lives. He assures us of His healing power if we place our trust and hope in Him.


  • Will you approach the Lord today? His love and care is beyond what any person on earth can give. Pause for a moment and sense His presence within you now.