Friday, November 11, 2011
Mark 5:21-24 (ESV) And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea.  Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet  and implored him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live."  And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. Jairus had some faith. He knew what was happening. He knew that all Jesus had to do was lay his hands on his daughter and all would be made well. It is strange though. On one side of the lake, everyone is afraid of Jesus. On the other, everyone flocks to him. I suppose this is true even today. Some people are drawn, others are repelled. Some react in faith, others just in fear. There is no answer to that riddle. Why? But we pray for those we know that they would react to Jesus in faith.