“Do not fear, only believe” Mark 5:36
This story of Jairus’ daughter and the woman with hemorrhages tells us so much about the heart of Jesus. A man’s daughter is sick and ends up dying. Is there anything worse than losing a child? No. There’s also a woman who has been really sick for 12 years. That’s such a long time. Her hope was exhausted. Both Jairus and the woman are desperate. Jesus heals them both. Not in the same way and we’ll talk about that Sunday. But don’t let this point get lost. Our Lord Jesus heals. Our Lord Jesus cares about the things that devastate us. He is moved by our suffering. We are loved, and Jesus is on the move in this world. Moving toward pain and hurt to bring healing and relief. May his church do the same.