1 Peter 4:15 "But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters."
Day 121 – Mark 5
“But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters.” 1 Peter 4:15
ANOTHER ONE WITH DESPERATE NEEDS
Jairus had come to Jesus with a desperate need. His beloved daughter was so seriously ill, that she was “at the point of death” (Mark 5:23). Jairus must have felt some relief that Jesus responded to his request so quickly and positively. Little did he realize that along the way, they would come across another person who also felt that she had a desperate need. (For easier comprehension, we may make the following observations about this unknown woman whose needs needed the attention of Jesus).
1. A chronic problem
She suffered from a chronic and severe gynecological problem. She had “a flow of blood for twelve years” (Mark 5:25).
2. All medical efforts had failed
She did her part in seeking medical help. But for all her diligence:-
a) She suffered terribly at the hands of the physicians who treated her.
b) She was at the point of penury at the end of twelve years of seeking a medical cure.
This poor woman was not “one of the rulers of a synagogue”. Being “a mere woman”, she must have felt that she could not approach Jesus as Jairus did. What should she do? She desperately wanted to be healed from her medical condition. She had heard about how Jesus could heal all kinds of diseases. Could He heal her of her illness too?
“When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him
in the crowd and touched His garment.
For she said, ‘If only I may touch His clothes,
I shall be made well.'”