The Faith to Be Free

The above verses from Mark tell us of two moving instances of the power of faith.

Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, throws himself at the feet of Jesus and with all humility begs for the life of his daughter. Even when informed previously that his daughter had already died, he kept his faith in Jesus. For his belief, Jesus gave life back to his daughter.

Then there was a woman who for 12 years had been suffering from hemorrhage. To confess her problem in public was the height of shame, for her illness not only affected her health but made her continuously unclean, cutting her of f from the worship of God and the fellowship of her friends (Leviticus 15:25-27). In desperation, she thought that if she could only just touch the tassel of Christ’s robe she would be cured. Jesus blessed her saying, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go and be free of your scourge!”

Oh Lord, give us faith such as theirs.

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