Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls

Jesus Heal Jairus' Daughter

February 28, 2021
Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls
Jesus Heal Jairus' Daughter
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Zion Lutheran Sioux Falls
Jesus Heal Jairus' Daughter
Feb 28, 2021

AS WE GATHER: Our Bible Reading of the Day is Mark 5:21-24, 35-43. Jairus, as “one of the rulers of the synagogue” (Mark 5:22), was likely a very important person in Capernaum. Such rulers were a combination of what we would call an elder and pastor. They kept order in the synagogue (Luke 13:14), read the Scriptures aloud, and either preached or asked others to preach (Acts 13:15). This account is interrupted by the story of a hemorrhaging woman who, upon touching Jesus’ garment, is healed (Mark 5:25–34). In an interesting twist, both stories feature the number twelve: the daughter of Jairus is twelve years old (v. 42), and the woman had been discharging blood for twelve years (v. 25). Just as Jesus raised a dead girl to life by Word and touch, so by His divine Word and touch through the Means of Grace—Word, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper—He overcomes death and raises us to life eternal.

 

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AS WE GATHER: Our Bible Reading of the Day is Mark 5:21-24, 35-43. Jairus, as “one of the rulers of the synagogue” (Mark 5:22), was likely a very important person in Capernaum. Such rulers were a combination of what we would call an elder and pastor. They kept order in the synagogue (Luke 13:14), read the Scriptures aloud, and either preached or asked others to preach (Acts 13:15). This account is interrupted by the story of a hemorrhaging woman who, upon touching Jesus’ garment, is healed (Mark 5:25–34). In an interesting twist, both stories feature the number twelve: the daughter of Jairus is twelve years old (v. 42), and the woman had been discharging blood for twelve years (v. 25). Just as Jesus raised a dead girl to life by Word and touch, so by His divine Word and touch through the Means of Grace—Word, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper—He overcomes death and raises us to life eternal.