Luke 8:40 to Luke 9:1-9
In today’s reading, we read that the crowd receives Jesus with open arms because they have been waiting for him. Jairus a ruler of the synagogue asked Jesus to come and heal his 12years old daughter who was dying. As Jesus went with him to his house, a woman with issue of blood touched him and she was healed, Jesus knowing what the woman had done told her daughter be of good cheer you faith has made you whole. And he continued on his journey to Jarius’ house and he was told the girl was dead but Jesus however, continued to Jarius house and told them the girl was asleep. Jesus restored life to her and mandated her parents not to tell anyone what happened.
Jesus called his Disciples and gave them power and authority over demon, diseases and also to preach the kingdom of God. So they departed and went about preaching the good news and also healing those who were sick.
When Herod the Tetrarch heard all that was done by Jesus, he became scared because it was rumoured by some that John the Baptist he had beheaded had risen.
It is important to always know who to run or turn to when faced with difficult situations or challenges. Even the unbelievers know that they can run to their gods when they are in difficulty, how much more the children of God whom Christ die for and through his poverty and death on the cross we are made whole and rich. Believers must learn to believe in God and His word. As children of God we mustn’t forget our assignment, which is to do the will of the father and His will is for all to be saved, remember he gave us power and authority over sickness, disease and to preach the good news to all and not for our keep.
I will always turn to God when faced with challenges and I will not keep the power and authority He gave to me to myself.
Reading – Luke 8:40 to Luke 9:1-9
Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman
40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41 Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years,[a] but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”
46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”
47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.”
50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”
51 When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother. 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”
53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!” 55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. 56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve
9 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. 5 If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” 6 So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed because some were saying that John had been raised from the dead, 8 others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life. 9 But Herod said, “I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?” And he tried to see him.
- Luke 8:43 Many manuscripts years, and she had spent all she had on doctors