To say that I am excited about this post would be an understatement.
For me, this passage has been illuminated by God and I hope, in turn, that I can share that with you all.
To read the passage, go back and read Lent, pt. 13 please. That will set the stage.
To read all of Mark 5 and get the greater context, click here.
We have a woman. She is part of a large crowd and she has been subject to bleeding for twelve years. Quite an introduction!
She is in Pain. And, apparently, getting worse. For twelve years, she has been hurting. Exactly what this disease or sickness is, the bible is not clear. No matter, all we need to know is that she is pain. And again, a lot of it.
This woman’s pain is physical. But pain could also be mental, emotional, relational, or even spiritual.
Are you in pain today?
This woman’s pain pushed her to desperation. It took years for her to do something. And look what it got her. More on that in later posts.
All desperate people have something in common. They all do something.
***Are you desperate? Has your pain pushed you to a state of desperation?***
If so, what are you doing about it?
Truth is, we don’t need to wait twelve years to do something.
We can act today.
I am telling you that Jesus is right next to you. He is ready to speak or to listen. Whatever you need, He already knows it.
Tomorrow, we will take a look at what she did and why it was a Problem.