This past Sunday I listened to a sermon on Mark 5: 21-43. It is commonly called the Raising of Jairus’ daughter and it is the beautiful story of Jesus healing a little girl who was very ill. This Gospel contains another story about an encounter that Jesus had with a woman on the way to Jairus’ house. A woman who had suffered with bleeding that no doctor could cure. She stepped out of the crowd and touched Jesus cloak and was instantly healed.
When Jesus stopped to speak with her, He told her that it was her faith that healed her. When Jesus reached Jairus’ house He was told that the little girl had died. He told the people there, “Do not be afraid, just have faith.”
I have heard many talks about this Reading and have spent time reflecting on it in quiet. There is so much there, as there is in all the writings about Jesus, but this past Sunday, I heard a sentence from the preacher that I hope to remember all my life.
He looked at us and asked, “Do you have enough faith to ask for a miracle?”
I do believe, I believe that God can do anything and I have asked for some whacky things throughout my life, I’m not shy about asking. Mostly, I ask out of desperation and need. But, his question put a different spin on it for me.
To me it says that I can ask anytime, about anything – no matter how big or how small. It’s all a matter of faith.
Do I have enough faith to ask for a miracle? Do I?
I pray for faith
I pray for miracles
I pray for everyone to see how generous God is.
Do YOU have enough faith to ask for a miracle?