A Step Of Faith

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Devotional

Discovering The Power And Love Of Jesus

No matter who we are, life is full of ups and downs. There are good times and hard times, choices and rules, occasions for celebration and moments of desperation. What we do and who we turn to in these ups and downs can make all the difference in the world.

In this passage we are introduced to a young girl and a woman who have very different stories but find themselves in similar circumstances. One of them, a dying twelve-year-old whose dad was a leader of the local synagogue, came from a family that would have been respected and valued in the community. The other, a woman who had suffered from constant bleeding for twelve years, was a social outcast who was poor and considered ‘unclean’ by her community. Both were in desperate need of help. Both were dramatically changed by the power and love of Jesus.

By looking at the way Jesus handled these circumstances we can learn a lot about who God is, what He is truly like, and how He wants us to respond to Him. Jairus and the woman both took a step of faith towards Jesus, and we all have that same opportunity in our lives today.

Questions

  1. What do you think faith is?
  2. Is faith important in our lives? Why?
  3. What stands out to you most in this passage?
  4. If you were one of the people in the crowd in this passage, what would be a question you would have liked to ask Jesus?
  5. 5. What are some of the things this passage reveals about who Jesus is?