While Jesus was on the earth, there was a woman who had been sick for many years. Because of her illness she had been forced to leave her family and home. Hurting and alone, she prayed for help. She was convinced that if she could just touch Jesus' robe she would be healed. Although she knew the penalty for going into public with her illness was death, her faith in Jesus made her willing to risk her own life to see Him. One day as Jesus was walking through a nearby city, the woman made her way through the crowd and reached for the Savior. Her faith was not in vain and when she touched Jesus' robe she was immediately healed.
This woman is not so different than each of us. We each have left our heavenly home and come to earth. We each experience loneliness and sorrow while we are here, and we each pray that the Lord will hear our prayers and help us. Like this woman, we must have the faith to reach out to the Savior and when we do we too will find our faith rewarded, our pains eased, and our loneliness lifted through the healing power of Him who said, ®I have seen thy tears [and] I will heal thee.® - 2 Kgs. 20:5