Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24/Psalm 30/2 Cor.8:7-15/Mark 5:21-43
A miraculous healing; a miraculous raising from death… I’m not always quite sure what to make of these healing stories—sometimes they raise more questions than they answer. What did Jairus’s daughter die from the second time around? What was the final illness for the woman with the hemorrhage—something caused her eventual death, even though she had once been healed by Jesus. How many people did Jesus actually heal? Why didn’t he just waive his hand over the whole earth and heal all people everywhere? Why Jairus’s daughter and not his neighbor’s? What does it mean that Jesus can heal and sometimes does—and sometimes doesn’t ? Perhaps you’ve experienced healing in a way that you know was a special grace—it happens. But, as we all know, no one gets out of this alive. Even Lazarus, raised from the tomb, died again.