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They […] brought to Him all who were sick, and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well (Matthew 14:35-6; NKJV).

No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed every one (Luke 4:40; NLT).

He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart (Isaiah 40:11; NLT).

There will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain (Revelation 21:4; NLT).



Lord God,

If I could only touch
Your hem,
Or hand,
Or heart;

Then I’d be whole
With no more fear,
Or hurt.


May I glimpse you

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge (Psalm 19:1-2; NIV).

In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

The Lord is near (Genesis 28:16; NLT).



May I glimpse you
In all I see,

And know you, Lord,
In all I hear.

May I touch you
In all I meet,

And find you, Lord,
For you are near.




No one has ever seen God (1 John 4:12; NLT).

She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me” (Genesis 16:13; NIV).

God knows me completely (1 Corinthians 13:12; NLT).

I love the LORD because he hears my voice (Psalm 116:1; NLT).

For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognise it (Job 33:14; NLT).

…God knows me completely (1 Corinthians 13:12; NLT).

“…blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe” (John 20:29; NIV).

I can’t see you,
But you see me.

You hear my voice,
And speak to me.

You know me,
And help me.

You touch my life,
And bless me.

So how could I fail
To believe in you?


Have mercy

Have mercy 

Hear my prayer, O Lord! Listen to my cries for help! (Psalm 39:12; NLT).

Each day I beg for your help, O LORD; I lift my hands to you for mercy (Psalm 88:9; NLT).

God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us (Acts 17:27; NIV).

She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed” (Matthew 9:21; NIV).
Have mercy on me!
Hear my prayer,
And listen to my cry for help!

I seek you day and night,
Lifting up my hands to you,
Reaching out
To touch the hem of your robe,
Begging for your healing
And forgiveness.

Have mercy on me!
Hear my prayer,
And listen to my cry for help!

In Jesus’ name,




Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe” (John 20:29; NIV).

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see
(Hebrews 11:1; NIV).

I love you so much.

I long to see you,
To hear your voice,
And feel your touch.

But Jesus blessed
Those who have not seen,
And yet believe.

So I must rest content
For now –
And live by faith.