Summary: We as Christians are in an emergency
25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. 28 For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the [f]affliction.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?”
31 But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ”
32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing.
33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
I want to talk to you this morning about the words
Those two words may not mean anything to you, this morning
But if you happen to be in a hospital
And hear those words,
The whole atmosphere changes.
Nurses and Doctors go on high alert,
And their pace quickens
Their pace quickens Because somebody has an emergency.
Their pace quickens because Somebody’s life or lives are hanging in the balance
And what those doctors and nurses do in the next few minutes will make the difference between life and death.
When you hear the words Code Blue:
It means something has to be done quickly,
There is no time for Procrastination
People die of heart attacks and strokes every day because they procrastinate.
Marriages die because husbands and wives procrastinate,
Ministries die because of procrastination.
A CODE BLUE situation means something needs to happen right now.
If you are hearing me this morning
I am sure at some point in your life you have had a code blue situation.
In fact, that’s why I’m preaching this message right now:
Because Somebody in this room is in a Code Blue situation.
Some of you listening to this message right now,
I know you love God,
But you’re experiencing your own personal Code Blue.
I’m not talking about just difficult,
I’m not talking uncomfortable,
I’m not talking inconvenient,
I’m talking about an emergency.
There’s something about an emergency that creates an urgency;
People behave differently in an emergency than at? any other time.
There are all kinds of emergencies:
There are medical emergencies
Such as car wrecks when peoples lives hang in the balance.
Then there are natural disasters;
there are earthquakes,
They all hit hard and fast with no warning and all of a sudden it’s an emergency.
There are emergencies like those that happened in our country at the twin Towers in New York;
Where one minute everything was calm and quiet and the next minute it was a war zone, and
Thousands of lives were hanging by a thread.
There are emergencies in families,
On the job
Sometimes we have things in our lives that we think of as emergencies;
That’s really just inconveniences.
We think it’s an emergency when the Internet goes down.
We think it’s an emergency when it’s hot and the A/C quits.
We think it’s an emergency when we run out of Coke or Dr. Pepper.
We think it’s an emergency when we have a bad hair day, or break a nail.
But those aren’t really emergencies they’re just inconveniences.
They are not a matter of life and death.
But this woman in our text had more than an inconvenience,
She had more than a bad hair day,
Her problem was bigger than no internet service,
Or a busted water line under her house.
She had an emergency, a Code Blue situation:
She had A crisis
A crisis is a situation when things are very difficult and painful).
It is an emergency situation requiring immediate action
The woman in our text was in that condition.
This woman had a code blue situation
She had exhausted every thing at her disposal,
She had depleted all of her resources,
Her money was gone,
Her strength was gone,
Her friends were gone,
Her hope was gone.
The bible said
She had been to many doctors,
?She had spent everything she had
She had done all she knew to do
And was worse than ever before.
She had talked to everyone she knew to talk to
But_____Then: she heard about Jesus.