“And he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you whole. Go in peace, and be whole of your scourge’” (Mark 5:34, ALV, Bibliotheca Edition).
Jesus strode purposefully ahead, His determined step testifying to the vital importance of His mission. He was headed to the house of an influential community leader. Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, had implored Him to come heal his daughter. There was no time to lose. She was dying.
And yet, even as pressing as the matter was, in mid-stride, suddenly He halted. His gaze sweeping over the crowd that pushed in on Him from every side, He asked an odd question. Continue reading Be Made Whole