Daily Devotions


Day 121

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


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.'”
MARK 5:27-28

1. Knowledge about Jesus

The woman had heard that Jesus was in town. She had also heard that He was on His way to the home of Jairus. Her heart told her that she ought to act on the knowledge that she had about Jesus.

2. Knowledge put into action

The woman probably reasoned in the following manner:-

a) If Jesus was indeed a Great Physician, then He could indeed help her.
b) If He was indeed full of love and compassion, then He would not mind her touching His garment, with the hope and faith that that act would heal her.