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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Proper 8

The Gospel of Mark tells of two contrasting women: The first, Jairus’ daughter; young, yet near death and the second, a woman who had an ever increasing bleeding problem for twelve years. This woman trusted that she only had to touch Jesus’ cloak and she would be healed; something the doctors couldn’t accomplish over such a long period of time.

While Jesus had stopped and commended the faith of this woman, the most tragic news came. Jairus’ daughter had died.

Waiting on Jesus’ can be difficult. Sometimes it seems as if Jesus may never come or that He is already too late. But these two women of faith bear witness that Jesus always works in His time and in His chosen matter. And that always promises eternal health and eternal life.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Nebraska. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn

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