Do you know what a secret is?
The dictionary says a secret is something that isn’t known by others or something that is known by only a few people.
One day Jesus was moving through a crowd of people. A woman who had been sick for many years touched the hem of His coat. Right away she was healed.
Just think how happy she must have been. But the strange thing about her healing was that she decided to keep it a secret.
She didn’t get to, though. Jesus knew someone had touched His coat. Turning, He asked,
“Who touched Me?”
The woman answered, “I did.”
If you had been this woman, would you have kept Jesus’ healing a secret?
When we tell others what Jesus has done for us we are “witnessing” for Him. Witnessing about Jesus is always wise.
When the woman told Jesus He had healed her, the people in the crowd heard her, too. This was a good thing because they learned Jesus really could heal diseases.
We should never be afraid to tell others that Jesus has healed us of our sins. We should never be ashamed because we are Christians. There have been many times when children told about their love for Christ and others learned to love Him, too.
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to save everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).
“Whoever will confess (tell others about) Me before men, him will I confess before My Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:32).
Dear Jesus, make us good witnesses for You. Help us always to be ready to tell others that we love You. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. In Thy precious Name. Amen.
Happy Moments With God, Margaret Anderson, ©1962, 112.