Mark 5:21-43 - Two Deaths, Two Daughters

Date: 6/27/2021
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Mark 5:21ff - After Jesus crossed to the other side in the boat again, a large crowd around Him along the shoreline.  22 Then a synagogue elder, named Yairos, came up, and when he beheld Jesus, fell at His feet. 23 So he begged Him, saying, “My little daughter is at the end of her life; please come and place Your hands on her, so that she will be delivered and may have life.” 24 He went with him, and a large crowd followed and pressed around Him. 25 Then a woman with a flow of blood for twelve years 26 and who had endured much under many doctors, and had spent all the resources she had, but was no better (actually she became worse). 27 Having heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and grasped His robe. 28 For she kept praying, “If I just grasp even His clothes, I will be delivered.” 29 Immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she knew in her body that she was healed of her affliction. 30 At the same time Jesus knew that from Him the power of deliverance had gone out. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who grasped My clothes?” 31 But His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd all over You. How could you ask, ‘Who grabbed Me?’” 32 So He looked around to see the one who did this. 33 Then the woman afraid and shaking, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him, and told Him the whole truth about her affliction. 34 And He [was not angry with her, but] said to her, “My Daughter, your faith has delivered you; go in peace and continue to be restored from your affliction.” 35 While He was still speaking, some came from the house of the synagogue elder, saying, “Your daughter has died; why [literaly, "skin"] harass the Rabbi anymore?” 36 But Jesus, refusing to hear this word, said to the ruler, “Fear not, just believe!” 37 Then He had no one else follow Him inside, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38 Then they came to the house of the synagogue elder, and Jesus saw all the loud mourning with weeping and wailing. 39 He went in said, “Why all this mourning? The child is not dead, but sleeping.” 40 But they scoffed at Him. So He sent them all out and with the child’s father and mother and those with Him, He went into the room of the child. 41 And grasping the child by the hand, He said to her in Aramaic, “‘Talitha Koum!’ — ‘Little girl, Arise!.’” 42 The little girl got up at once and began to walk (she was twelve years old). They were all immediately overcome with amazement, 43 but He gave them repeated orders not to let anyone know about this. Then He told them to give her food. (G. Strawbridge translation)

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more