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18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
My thoughts. In these few short verses, Jesus heals two people and one is dead. Death is as bad as it gets. I cannot even begin to imagine the grief that the parents were going through. But they went to Jesus and asked him to bring her back to life.
While Jesus is going to her house, there are people all around him. Only one lady, the lady with the issue of blood, makes her way through the people just to touch the hem of Jesus's garment. Instantly she was healed. It was so powerful, that she felt it the healing power go through her body and stop her bleeding.
Jesus continues on his way to the ruler's house. The description at the rulers house made it seem like a carnival. Music, and dancing.
I don't blame Jesus when he sends the people away, telling them that the little girl is not dead, but asleep. The crowd thought they knew more than Jesus, so they laughed at what He said. But wouldn't you know, a few minutes spent with Jesus and the little girl rose up from her bed. She was healthy, restored, nothing missing, nothing broken.
It is my prayer for all those reading this blog post, to have their health restored. Jesus tells us to pray for one another. There is power in prayer and the more people praying for an individual, the more awesome the outcome is. Pray for someone else's healing so your own might be restored.