Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Mark 5:21-34 NLT
[21] Jesus got into the boat again and went back to the other side of the lake, where a large crowd gathered around him on the shore. [22] Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, [23] pleading fervently with him. “My little daughter is dying,” he said. “Please come and lay your hands on her; heal her so she can live.” [24] Jesus went with him, and all the people followed, crowding around him. [25] A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. [26] She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. [27] She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. [28] For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” [29] Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition. [30] Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?” [31] His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?’” [32] But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. [33] Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done. [34] And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”

Reflection . . .

Interruption — Jesus is on his way to heal Jairus’ daughter and there are many people following and crowding around. A woman presses in thinking that if she was to just touch his robe she’d receive healing. It wasn’t enough to just believe that Jesus could heal and do a miracle for her too! She had to act on that belief, put her complete faith and trust in Jesus, connect personally with him in order to receive healing and a renewed life.

Is there an area in your life, something that you are believing the Lord for, yet you continue to suffer and not experience God’s grace? Follow the example of this woman and act on the belief that Jesus will make things right, bring healing and grace. Perhaps it means you need to do something that seems unrelated or unreasonable. Pray and ask the Lord how to put action to what you are believing him for.

Lord Jesus, you know what I’m going through right now. Show me how to put my faith into action to see your grace and healing power in my life. Amen.