behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a
ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet,
and besought him that he would come into his house: For
he had only one daughter, about twelve years of age, and
she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which
had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could
be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the
border of his garment: and immediately her issue of
blood stanched. And Jesus said,
Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they
that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng
thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And Jesus said, Somebody hath
touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of
me. And when the woman saw that she was not hid,
she came trembling, and falling down before him, she
declared unto him before all the people for what cause
she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
And he said unto her, Daughter, be
of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in
peace. While he yet spake, there cometh one from
the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy
daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. But when Jesus
heard it, he answered him saying,
Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole."
"Measure Of Faith"
wonderful passage of faith portrayed here! Jarius came
to Jesus to have Him heal his daughter, not to raise her
from the dead. His faith was small, but his situation
was desperate. He believed that Jesus would have to
As Jesus began to deal with Jarius, He was interrupted
by the woman with the issue of blood. The woman had been
suffering with the affliction for twelve years. However,
Jesus did not touch the woman. She touched Him . . . and
was healed instantly! Keep in mind also, that the crowd
was gathered about Him, pressing in on Him, and He was
being touched by many ~ yet the woman was healed!
Jesus felt power (virtue) go out of Him and addressed
the crowd as to who touched Him. When the woman realized
that Jesus knew, she came forward and fell to her knees
before Him. The entire crowd then heard her explanation
why she had touched him and that she had been
Many people surrounded Jesus that day on His journey to
Jairus' home. But one woman's faith helped her to reach
Him as she desperately fought her way through the
multitude of people. She believed Jesus could heal her
and her faith proved her right!
There is a tremendous difference between the crowds that
are curious about Jesus and the few who reach out and
touch Him today! Many people are familiar with Who He
is, but nothing in their lives is changed by knowing
that He is God's Son! Only faith in Christ will release
God's healing power! Are you just curious about God, or
do you reach out to Him in faith, knowing well that His
mercy will bring healing power to your body, soul, and
Jesus is still passing by .......................
Won't you reach out to Him?