March 5, 2018
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Mark 5: 25-34
” If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.”
In a humble cinderblock, tin roofed church one Sunday in Haiti, Pastor Charlie read this scripture as he walked and asked: “Does anyone here have a loose thread on your garment?” People searched their clothing and then a lady produced a thread a few inches long from the hem of her dress and shyly handed it to him.
He held up the thread, led the people back into the scripture scene with Jesus and the woman and said: “Even to have touched a thread on the hem of Jesus’ cloak is enough.”
This very day Christ seeks us out in our pain and distress ever ready to receive us with healing mercies and grace in abundance.  Dare to reach out .  Dare to touch even a thread on the hem of his garment.  See Jesus saying: “Daughter, one of my family, your faith has made you well.”
(c) 2018 Rev. Sherry Ward
Spiritual Director
The Retreat House Community

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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