Just the Right Touch

Sunday 30th June 2024

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am. 

Hand sanitizer and masks are available if you would like to use them.

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Mark 5:21-43 / Just the Right Touch 

In the passage, two powerful stories are told together to show Jesus’ miraculous healing abilities. He brings a dead girl back to life and heals a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. These stories are even more impactful because of the low social status of the people Jesus helps.

During Jesus’ time, women and children were often treated poorly and had little power. Men and slave owners were dominant, and Jewish culture made women who were considered ritually unclean, like the bleeding woman, even more marginalised.

In the first story, a woman suffering from continuous bleeding believes that if she touches Jesus’ cloak, she will be healed. She touches his cloak and is instantly cured. Jesus notices and asks who touched him, and the frightened woman admits it was her. Jesus calls her “daughter,” showing that she is valued and loved by God.

Then, in the second story, Jairus, a synagogue leader, asks Jesus to heal his dying daughter. As they go to his house, they are told the girl has died. Jesus tells Jairus to have faith and continues to the house. There, people laugh at Jesus for saying the girl is only asleep. Jesus takes her hand, defying ritual purity laws, and brings her back to life, telling her parents to feed her.

Jesus’ actions challenge cultural and religious norms, demonstrating that everyone is valuable, regardless of their social status. By healing the woman and raising the girl, Jesus shows that God’s love and grace are for everyone, even those society considers unworthy. These stories highlight the inclusivity of Jesus’ message and encourage us to treat everyone with compassion and respect.  IL-WOONG.

Our Mission is to
Connect with people in Jesus;
Build each other up in faith; and to
Become Like Jesus.