Is there a difference between the thinking of a 20- or 30-something-year-old single male and a 40- or 50-something never-married single male about getting married? I will address that in the next article. In the meanwhile, first, view the video on the “HIS” Webpage. After that, view the response from her HERE of the marry-me-or-don’t-bother-coming-over ultimatum given by her. This film clip is from the movie “Picnic,” which was released by Columbia Pictures in 1955.
Before Jesus spoke of feeling the power having gone out of Him, that power had already been appropriated by the woman who touched His garment. Immediately her hemorrhage stopped–Luke 8:44 “She came up behind Jesus and touched the fringe of His cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.” What is interesting in this event in the Gospels, is that all similar writing prior to this event spoke of people wanting to get to Jesus in order to touch Jesus for healing; not his clothes. Throngs of people, pushing and shoving to touch Jesus. After this healing encounter with the woman with the issue of blood, the Gospels started recording that the people were pushing to touch Jesus’ clothes. This woman’s use of faith set a precedent.
It is given to the believer not only to receive healing but also to heal. So then, Mark 11:24 shares: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe (4100 pisteúō (from 4102 /pístis, “faith,” derived from 3982 /peíthō, “persuade, be persuaded”) – believe) that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, (“WooHoo, I am out of here! See ya! Wouldn’t wanna be ya!” Perhaps were the thoughts of the deceived younger son as he danced away from the father’s house) and there (in that far country) wasted his substance with riotous living. 14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. (Contrary to Psalm 23:1—The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.) 15And he (the Prodigal son) went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17And when he came to himself, (the prodigal son realized who his father is. And thus, enlightened (reminded) as to his relationship to that man of wealth) he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! (This is not to say that he embraces the cause of the generous father, but rather that he realizes that the life that he has chosen –absent the father– has left him broke and hungry. He is now willing to work for the father) 18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. (The son is now contemplating offering himself to serve the father as a hired servant—not requesting or expecting any unearned provision or family benefits) 20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion (moved in the inward parts), and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22But the father said to his servants, (the father is not in lack, he still has servants— perhaps even more wealth now with time having passed) Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: (he met the son’s needs) 23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: (Yay, the prodigal son gets to eat good food! Also, a party is held, which is above/more than just needs met) 24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. (Up to this point, this incident is in keeping with the other 2 Scriptures immediately preceding it (in Luke 15:1-10.) However, Jesus reveals more to us believers in the following supplement to the joyous celebration parables.)