Designs of Love

And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.” —Luke 8:47

Vintage SpurgeonThe Saviour had designs of love in bringing this poor trembler forward before all the people. By this he saved her from a host of fears which would have haunted her. Suppose she had gone home healed, and had never confessed it; surely she would have felt uneasy? A sense of having stolen the boon without leave or license would have caused her uneasy dreams and sad apprehensions. She would worry herself with the fear that the disease would soon return again, or that she would die from a fearful judgment. Besides, she would have said to herself, “I was little better than a thief. I did not come in by the door, but climbed over the wall. I am afraid it will go hard with me at the day of judgment. Will a man rob God? Have not I robbed the Saviour himself?” All such fears were rendered impossible by her open confession, and that which followed upon it. Jesus assured her that he had taken no offense; he wished her to have no fears, for, said he, “Thy faith hath saved thee. Go in peace.”

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Delivered Sunday Morning, April 15, 1888
at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 34, Sermon No. 2019
“She Was Not Hid”


About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

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