The Word Among Us

January 2008 Issue

The Faith That Heals

One woman's story gives hope to all of us.

The Faith That Heals: One woman's story gives hope to all of us.

Imagine having to endure a painful and embarrassing illness for twelve long years. Now imagine going to doctors, only to be given treatments that made you feel worse than before. Next, add to that the crushing weight of all those medical bills. Wouldn’t it be tempting just to give up and accept a life of misery? Maybe you should just learn how to deal with the pain—and hope for an early death.

But this isn’t how one woman described in the Gospels reacted. Known to us only as the “hemorrhaging woman,” she did something bold...

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