Matthew 9:20-22 NIVUK
20 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. 21 She said to herself, ‘If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.’
22 Jesus turned and saw her. ‘Take heart, daughter,’ he said, ‘your faith has healed you.’ And the woman was healed at that moment.
Matthew has shown Jesus coming to people in need time and time again. God has chosen us. But here we see the other side to the story. This woman, in desperate need of healing, but also of being brought back into society (her condition would have made her almost constantly ritually unclean), chooses Jesus. He is the one that will help me.
As Jesus passes by at work or in the high street or at home today, will you choose him and his calling, or will you let him pass on by?