Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” —Mark 5:25-28
Have you ever wondered what might this woman’s life have been like prior to her years of suffering from this ailment, or what would she have endured during the years of her infirmity? How would she have felt as she forced her way through the crowd to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment and how might her life have been affected afterwards?
Meet Sapira, a woman of striking beauty from humble beginnings. She emerges by means of marriage to a life of luxury. After many unfortunate events, Sapira loses everything—her family, her place in the community, her wealth, and her health—until the day she pushes forward to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment.
In her debut biblical fiction, Cynthia Goyang invites readers to learn more about the unnamed woman in the book Mark who had faith enough to be healed by Jesus.