I've been thumbing through my grandfather's books the past couple of days. He was a pastor and seemingly an historian [based on the books he annotated the daylights out of]. Anyway, he is the person I have looked up to most in my life, and also had to keep a close reign on the magnitude of my idolization for him.
I read a few excerpts in The Touch of the Master's Hand by Charles Allen today. Several things spoke to me, but I wanted to share the first thing I read in it. I'd never heard this before but saw such beauty in it.
This is discussing the miracle of the woman who touched the hem of Jesus's garment, Mark 5:25-34:
The Touch that Heals
"'Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole.' said Jesus. That is the only time Jesus ever used the term 'daughter' in addressing another person. As you read the New Testament, you are impressed with the tenderness He expressed so often toward those in need. He was always kind and gentle toward those who sought His help. But toward one person He seemed to feel a loving sympathy that He never felt toward any other. 'Daughter,' He said, just that one time."