In the territory of Garessa, at the other side of the lake of Galilee lived beautiful, depressed, broke and lonely Ruby. She was suffering from severe bleeding for twelve years. Every hospital in the town had her record because she was so desperate to get healed so she moved from clinic to clinic. The best doctors in the town and around had no cure for her ailment. Due to the nature of the disease, she was considered to be an outcast so she lived at the outskirts of the town together with the lepers☹. She spent all her life’s earnings and fortunes seeking for a cure for the terrible and disgraceful disease.
She had heard Jesus, the son of God who was healing the sick and preaching the Good News was in town. On his way to the house of Jairus, an official of the local synagogue, she realised there was a very large crowd following him so she fell in the crowd behind him saying to herself, “let me just touch his clothes. He has so much power, it should be flowing through his garment too. I’ll get healed. I’m just going to touch his garment and get well”. So she braced herself, went very close to Jesus and touched the hem of his garment. Her bleeding immediately ceased and she knew at once that she had been healed of her trouble. Jesus on the other hand realised power had gone out of him so he turned around to ask who had touched his garment. His disciples thought it awkward for him.to ask such a question since he had so many people following him. However, Jesus was still not fully convinced so he kept looking around to see who touched him. Ruby, realising what she had caused and what had happened to her, came trembling with fear , knelt at His feet and told Him the truth. Jesus then said to her, ” my daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your trouble”.
From Ruby’s story we can say she was a woman of great faith. What then is faith? According to Hebrews 11:1, faith is described as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. This simply means that we’re giving substance to something which is not in existence but we’ve hoped for it so therefore we have it. We can also deduce from Ruby’s story 4 very simple ways to activate our faith and they include:
Say it. Yes. Speak it into existence. Make a declaration. I want an A! Or I’m healed in Jesus’ name. I’m getting that job! Its that simple.Ruby said she was going the touch the hem of Jesus’ garment and get healed. While you’re speaking, you should believe in your heart as well.
Do it. Your action determines what you’re going to get. You don’t just sit idle and expect to get that A. You’ve got to study towards it. From Ruby’s story, she just didn’t follow the crowd and expected to get healed. No! She touched the hem of his garment. Her speech was backed by her action. According to your action, you receive or you’re kept from receiving.
Receive it. How do you receive? With an open heart. Believe and you shall receive. So just believe without any doubt and you’re going to receive it.
Tell it. Announce it. Make it known. That way you’re opening more paths for miracles and you’re activating other people’s faith too.