Desperation & Grace

Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter

21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowdgathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 hThen came one of ithe rulers of thesynagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23 and implored himearnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and jlay your hands onher, so that she may be made well and live.” 24 And he went with him.

And a great crowd followed him and kthronged about him. 25 And there was a womanlwho had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much undermany physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse.27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd andtouched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.”29 mAnd immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she washealed of her ndisease. 30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that opower had gone out fromhim, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?”31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say,‘Who touched me?’ 32 And he looked around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman,knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before himand told him the whole truth. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, pyour faith has made youwell; pgo in peace, and be healed of your ndisease.”

35 While he was still speaking, there came from qthe ruler’s house some who said, “Yourdaughter is dead. Why rtrouble sthe Teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing5 what theysaid, Jesus said to qthe ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 And heallowed no one to follow him except tPeter and James and uJohn the brother of James.38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus6 saw a commotion,people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 And when he had entered, he said to them, v“Whyare you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but wsleeping.” 40 Andthey laughed at him. But he xput them all outside and took the child’s father and motherand those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41 yTaking her by the handhe said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, zarise.” 42 Andimmediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and theywere immediately overcome with amazement. 43 And ahe strictly charged them that noone should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.