from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked,
‘Who touched my clothes?'”
Mark 5:30, NIV
In Mark 5 we have three important incidents in the life of the Lord Jesus. It is within the context of these events that Jesus reveals Himself as the powerful Son of God.
In the first event, Jesus reveals Himself as more powerful than demons. He went with His disciples to the most demon-possessed man in all the country. When Jesus showed up, the demons immediately began to beg for mercy. With one word the demons left this man, never to return.
We also see Jesus revealed as more powerful than death in this passage. When Jairus’ daughter fell ill, he sought Jesus out to come and heal her. But before they could arrive, the girl died. Nevertheless, Jesus restored her life by the power of His Word.
In the middle of these two great revelations, there is a rather small incident where Jesus shows Himself more powerful than disease. It falls almost as parentheses to the greater event of the raising of Jairus’ daughter from the dead, but there are still some important truths about the touch of faith.
This healing event shows us that we should not only have spiritual life, but we should also have spiritual health individually and in our corporate church body. Many have received salvation and have spiritual life, but are not well. Jesus says, “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10) The way to experience spiritual health is the same way to experience spiritual life – to come into contact with Jesus.
QUESTION: Why do we sometimes fail to see the power of Jesus in our own lives? Where do you need the power of Jesus in your life?