Mark 5:21-43 describes the way Jesus healed two different people. The first one to be healed was a lady. According to the Scripture, she was afflicted with a bleeding problem. A problem that had caused her many physical hardships and financial hardship for 12 years. But she heard about Jesus. She knew that all she needed to do was to touch His garment to receive healing. So that is exactly what she does. She comes up behind Jesus and touches His garment and the Scripture states that "Instantly her flow of blood ceased, and she sensed in her body that she was cured of her affliction" (verse 29).
The second one to be healed was a 12 year old girl that was very sick when the father first approaches Jesus. However, as they were in route to see the girl, the first woman was healed by Jesus. Once they arrived at the house, they were greeted with the news that the girl was dead. Jesus told them that she was only sleeping and entered the room were the girl was laying. When He entered the room, He took the girl by the hand and spoke to her. That is when the Scripture states that "Immediately the girl go up and began to walk" (verse 42).
As we reflect on these examples of healing, let us be reminded that Jesus is the Great Physician. Not only was He in that day and time, but He is still the Great Physician today. Oh that we would approach Jesus to heal our children. Oh that we would approach Jesus to heal us. Oh that we would approach Jesus to heal those around us.
Praying today for:
(1) Lake O' the Pines = Johnson Creek / Campers
(2) State = California
(3) Nation = Georgia
(4) East Asian Peoples