Friday, April 26, 2019

Five Minute Friday: Touch

Today I am participating in Five Minute Friday, where a group of writers get together and write about a one word prompt for 5 minutes.  Today's word is “Touch.”

“Just one touch,” she thought.  Her eyes surveyed the crowd. She must move quickly. There were so many people, and Jesus was moving. The crowds swayed like fields of grain in the wind or the ocean waves at night. It was smooth and slow, like a sweet, soft lullaby, and Jesus was at the center.

She kept repeating in her heart what she had heard about Jesus. “He is a healer. He loves the people. I am no different than them. If I can just get close.”

Suddenly, she saw a small break in the sway. She picked up her skirt as she was accustomed, trying not to touch anybody, but it was no use. The crowd was thick-too many people.

She was close enough to touch his shoulder, but then she remembered, the hem. The hem was where she must touch.

The son of righteousness will arise with healing in his wings the prophet had said. The blue thread. She knelt down slowly. It was better there. Maybe she could get away unseen, and not disturb the crowd.

She saw it. Now, to just reach out. She felt the fibers of the thread gently touch the tips of her fingers. Heat moved up her arm, and down into her stomach. Instantly the bleeding stopped. And so did Jesus.


  1. We definitely went on similar lines with this FMF prompt. This is one of my favourite stories in the Bible and I enjoyed reading your version!

    1. Thank you Lesley!! She’s one of my favorites too!

  2. I love this story of this woman. So many people around Jesus but only she chose to reach out and touch. Thank you for sharing through her eyes. Powerful

  3. Love the last two lines...Wow, what a gift!!!!!
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  4. This is one of the most moving stories in the Bible, your Description is so beautiful written