Faith that Defies
This week, Pastor Andrea Fluegel and Barb Zima discuss the healing of two females. Again, Jesus comes into contact with people who are considered unclean, one a daughter of a Jewish leader and the second a hemorrhaging woman who is possible a Gentile. In these stories, Jesus is not content with dispatching a miracle, but he wants to encounter people. Discipleship is not simply getting our needs met but it is being in relationship with and being in the presence of Jesus. The challenge for us all, like Jarius and the crowd, is this question: Do we believe only in what circumstances allow or do we believe in the God who makes all things possible?