Crowds press about while Jesus is on his way to heal a young girl. A woman with a hemorrhage has one focus: “I’ve just got to come near him. Even if I touch the hem of his cloak, I’ll be healed.” She insists, refusing to allow the crowd to put her off. She keeps the focus, moving nearer and nearer to Jesus, as she crawls on the ground among the people.
Then the moment of contact: power flows forth from Jesus to heal her. It is like being jump-started. The good battery of Jesus’ power is “Ever-Ready”. However, there needs to be faith-cables of good conduction. The woman’s faith connected with Jesus’ healing power. Her faith saved her.
How are your cables? Are they broken or connected to Jesus?
This is the fourth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B
Fridays in Year B in the seasons of Epiphany, Pentecost and Kingdomtide are dedicated to the Gospel of Mark.
For the next few weeks, I’ll be posting Firestarters from the original version of The Bible Through the Seasons.