The Hem Of His Garment // Video 6/24

The Hem Of His Garment // Video 6/24


Luke chapter 8 verses 40-48. Now when
Jesus returned a crowd welcomed him for they were all expecting him. Then a
man named Jairus, a synagogue leader came and fell at Jesus’s feet pleading with
him to come to his house because his only daughter, a girl about 12, was
dying. As Jesus was on his way the crowds almost crushed him and a woman was there who had been subjected to bleeding for twelve years, but none could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak and
immediately her bleeding stopped. Who touched me
Jesus asked. When they all denied it Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and
pressing against you!” but Jesus said, “Someone touched me, I know that power has
gone out from me.” Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her,
“Daughter your faith has healed you, go in peace.” Hi my name is Asha and I brought
Jesus in to my life over a year ago and it’s been the best thing I’ve ever done. Well based on the life I’ve had from my childhood, I had a really violent childhood. I grew up with five sisters and two brothers, and I never ever felt part of that family. I was always a loner in my own family and
like I said it was very violent for me, which led me to leave the house when I
was twelve years old. I also started drinking when I was
twelve years old, and when I took that first drink it gave me that
sudden feeling of ease and comfort. That warmth inside myself that I’ve
always wanted that I never ever got from my family. So my life continued like that for a long time I started drinking I was in school, then progressed to drugs when I was 14 years old, started injecting heroin and I lived on the streets, in huts, under
the Clyde bridge, anywhere I could get my head down. I didn’t really care what state the place was in because I was so full of drugs. And when I was sixteen I went into an all girls hostel and things just got even worse. There, I was staying in a room with a prostitute and she was constantly on something. So I would take it as well, and things just got worse, then from that hostel I got my first house when I was sixteen. That house was just full of carnage and mayhem. After a year, one of my housing
officers came with a key and she saw twenty bodies lying all over the floors, totally out of it, and I didn’t know one of them. That’s how mad my life was. She then told me I had half an hour… or three hours it was, three
hours to get out, I had to get my stuff and get out. That’s what I had to do, so obviously I
was back on the streets again but really I didn’t care, as long as I
had drugs in my life I was okay, at least I thought I was okay. I did manage to
get clean for a couple months maybe, and get jobs, did that, got good jobs
but while I was in those jobs I just went back to my old ways and, yeah I
would either take a hit in the toilet or steal something and just through the dishonesty I would leave that job before I got caught more or less, so
that’s the way my life continued until I was twenty seven and that’s when I came here
to Parkhead. I came to Parkhead and met a guy. I came here looking for drugs
actually and the guy that I met who was dealing soon became my partner, and four years later, when I was thirty one I feel pregnant with my son, when I was pregnant I had a few court cases to
go up to court for. My probation officer told me that I would need to go on
methadone and I really didn’t want to because I’d seen what it had done to other
people’s lives and I knew I could just probably stop taking drugs myself. With the the things I was getting from my doctor but he said, “No you will use
again.” and I really had no option. It was a drug treatment order and it
was through the courts and if I didn’t go on it they said I was going back to prison, I didn’t want to do that, so I had to go on methadone, and that’s why I
did and I managed to stay off hard drugs all through of my
pregnancy with my son. and he was born, a beautiful wee boy. When he was two years old I got the
worst phone call of my life. Which was my my sister telling me that my wee brother had killed
my dad. At that particular time I knew it was possible because he
was very mentally ill and he had tried to stab me with a fork many
times he tried to stab my mom. This time I knew that it was probably true. I got my son ready, took him to the Royal (infirmary) As I was walking up I saw the
family room was totally full, my whole family was
there and as soon as I walked in my wee sister came over and hugged me and we
both just hit the floor. Then I got told my big brother also had been
stabbed three times, once near the heart, once in the lung, and once
through the arm, but thank God he had survived. Then the CID came in and asked
two of us to go and view my dad’s body and none of my sisters were strong enough so me and my second oldest sister went to go and view my dad’s body
it was the most horrendous thing. My dad was my everything.
My dad was the only one of my whole family who ever came to see me and
come and sit with me inside my house, no matter what state I was in. My dad was
the only one who came to prison to visit me. So after my dad died, that was it,
obviously went back on the drugs again. Sat on the toilet for a year taking crack cocaine
thinking it was okay to do that while my wee boy was running
about the house I thought he didn’t know any better but he
did. So anyway me and my partner had a relationship breakdown,
he got very violent in front my son who was traumatised. Which made me make
the decision that I was leaving I had to leave that house and I left and I
went back to the flat that we had before our son was born but that house became
carnage again. I had always sold drugs to keep my habit and when I was in Parkhead that’s what I did. I was a drug dealer. I used to walk up and
down Burgher Street and sell drugs in it and I never ever noticed that there was
a church at the end of the street. So one day I just I walked into that church
I knew there was a recovery cafe on that had ex-adicts in it and I actually
walked into that church to find people to sell valium to. I know it wasn’t the right thing to do but I tried it anyway but for some reason
God never let it happen. He put someone in my path that day who was also
an addict, an alcoholic, but that person became my partner and he was very
involved in the church. So he started bringing me along to wee groups like
freedom in Christ and stuff in this church and it got me closer.
It made me hear a message in the church that I wanted something, I wanted it.
I got told in the church that if I made Jesus my Lord and saviour then I would
be free of all the stuff that I had inside me that I couldn’t forgive myself
for. But it didn’t happen overnight. It took a wee while to get there but
I kept coming back, kept coming back to church. I started doing service in the
church, helping out in all the groups. Then another tragedy happened. When I was thirty days clean and sober my partner at the time, the person I met in here,
he committed suicide. He was missing for five days. While he was missing the whole
church, everybody, the police, myself, everybody was looking for him and I
got down on my hands and knees and just prayed and prayed and prayed and I
asked God could you please just show me where he is. I knew there was no where else he could go, and God gave me a vision of my partner walking into the Clyde. So I took that information back to the
police they checked the Clyde. While they were checking the Clyde a rower came forward and said they’d found a body and yeah it was my partner But you know all through that
stuff, the funeral, looking for him, and the aftermath of all that, I didn’t
have to use drugs again because I had Jesus in my life. I still
had a lot of stuff inside me that I couldn’t forgive myself for
so we went on a church holiday. and on that church
holiday I gave my life to Jesus again and then I got told when I came
back they were doing baptisms and I got baptised on the 30th of August 2016
and that enabled me to free myself up of all the stuff I’d done while I was out there in addiction, and all the things I couldn’t forgive myself for. So that’s what Jesus has done for me. Helped me so much and gave me a new life.

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