selam to you all
I thought I would share few things here off tangent to what is the main topic here but still....
Consider this, before Incarnation the Lord God has been known to ask questions from humans when he knew full well the answers to. In the Garden of Eden, after the fall, Adam got this idea of hiding from the Lord God into his head, and the Lord God most compassionately indulged Adam's silly notion and called out to Adam asking Where are you?’
Genesis 3:9 then later on the first born of Adam Cain after killing his brother Abel thought he could hide it from the Lord so again the Lord asks the human Cain, ‘Where is your brother Abel?’
Genesis 4:9This same Lord asks coming to the tent of Abraham Genesis 18:9-15 where is Sarah, your wife?’
and later on when Sarah laughed within herself the Lord asks Abraham, “ why did Sarah laugh, saying Shall I certainly bear a child, who am old?’
’ He also asks is anything too hard for the LORD?’
even when she being afraid denied laughing, He confirmed it gently saying “no; but you did laugh’ 1 kings 19:9-13 the lord asks the Prophet Elijah while in the cave, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?
Again He repeats the question to the Prophet, ’What are you doing here, Elijah?’
these are the few examples of the All-knowing God appearing unknowing before the incarnation. so obviously it is not being united to flesh that makes Him question.
After the Incarnation we see that same God who came to Bethany to raise Lazarus asking “Where have you laid him?”
John 11:34 but in the case of the woman who suffered from the blood condition, He asks as a great testament of her faith He wants to honor, this woman who have lived in shame He wants to elevate, this woman who was had great faith He heals her of her physical malady and comforts her heart by letting her know that although she might have been insignificant and unknown by men, she is precious and known by the Lord of mankind. Luke 8:42-48 As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. 43And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. 44She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
45“Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”
46But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”
47Then 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. 48Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
This story as I understand it is in fact a great testament of his all-knowingness, even as the Evangeline starts by mentioning how the crowd was almost crushing him, he stops and asks ‘ who touched me? And all denied, isn't that ironic? They were multitude who were surrounding him and pressing against him and they deny touching him, to which Peter logically points out that truth, in effect saying, are you serious? Look you are in the middle of a near stampede and you are asking for who touched you? this of course is my paraphrasing lol of course the Lord knows they were pressing on him, they were crowding him, however none of them but one touched him in great faith so he persists, the question we need to ask here is , why does he do so?, what is to him that he exposes the identity of the person who touched him? Is it to simply say hey nice to meet you, you snuck up on me and stole something I was not willing to give? Of course NOT! There was a purpose why he puts her in a spot light so to speak, and presses on and says ‘somebody has touched me: for I perceive that power has gone out of me.’ Okay if I were that woman, I would imagine I would feel torn, and shocked, one reason is because the malady I have requires I stay away from the crowd let alone touch the him the holy one, the second with the realization that he is not a prophet whom the all knowing God works in ( in this case I get healed by God, and we keep it between us and I go unnoticed)but the All knowing God Himself who knew who I am and what I have just done, and the gratitude of my restoration. So the Lord waits for her to respond and she comes forth, trembling and fell at his feet. IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL THE PEOPLE
, she told why she had touched him and how she has been instantly healed. And the Lord Jesus goes on not only healing but comforting this woman the outcast, shamed and humiliated daughter of Israel, he calls her ‘ DAUGHTER,
, Be of GOOD COMFORT
: your faith has made you whole; go in peace.’ For this reason he stopped the crowd, for this reason he asked who touched me. For this reason he went against logic and reason, and insisted that she comes forth, and when she did he comforted her heart made her memory immortal! Her story encourages us today to not just walk along with the crowd but to touch him in faith for he knows and cares about each one of us, even while he sustains the multitudes in all their needs. He not only heals us, but also comforts us, and honors us. So the point I was trying to make is not once did he not know, not once did he do something that he did not intend, all that is , Is because of Him. The Incarnation is a perfect Union, a Hypostatic Union, the Logos Incarnate who heals is the same One who called out to Adam “ where are you ?” in Paradise, the same One who said who touched me to the crowd. There is no separation of the Divine and the Human after the Union no, not even for the twinkling of an eye!