“God spoke to Moses: “Speak to the People of Israel. Tell them that from now on they are to make tassels on the corners of their garments and to mark each corner tassel with a blue thread. When you look at these tassels you’ll remember and keep all the commandments of God, and not get distracted by everything you feel or see that seduces you into infidelities” (Numbers 15:37-38 MSG).
God told all the Israelites that they were to identify themselves as God’s people by wearing this fringe and blue ribbon around the edge of their robes…from them on. As the generations went on, the fringe became a symbol of the priests, but all godly people who wanted to live by God’s laws wore that blue ribbon around the lower edge of their garment. It was a mark of righteousness. Of course, Pharisees were known for “making broad their phylacteries” (blue trim), to be seen of men. The blue represented the heavenlies. Of course, Jesus was obedient to wearing this trim of blue thread or ribbon around his garment.
Luke’s gospel records the story of a very ill and hopeless woman. “She came up behind Him and touched the edge of His cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped” (Luke 8:44). There was something heavenly about the hem of Jesus’ garment. The Ribbon of Blue symbolized God’s righteousness in humanity. When she touched the ribbon on Jesus’ robe, power went out of Him to heal her. That same power is available today, for those who will receive it.