February 5, 2019

Mark 5:21-43

There are nine encounters with women in Mark’s Gospel. These healing stories are two of the nine. Mark “sandwiches” one story between the beginning and the end of the other. He is emphasizing that which is central to Jesus’ message: If a person has faith, that person need not be afraid.

How readily and easily I let fear overtake me for no reason. Help me to keep my focus on you, confident that you are there ready to catch, carry, pick up, and hold me.

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