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Interruptions

Jairus’ pilgrimage of faith

Mark 5 21-43

Jairus’ daughter – a pilgrimage of faith

24 a large crowd

25 and a woman

35 Men from the house of Jairus

36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler

“Don’t be afraid, just believe.”

This lovely story, in which are interwoven the accounts of a desperate father and a chronically ill woman, shows us how Jesus ministered to the needs of his time.

But it is also a lesson in the ways that Jesus deals with a whole range of individuals and situations.

Seen from the perspective of Jairus, it is a lesson in interruptions.

The path that Jairus takes is not smooth and predictable – it is full of small and large frustrations and many CHALLENGES – I suspect that we may be able to identify with the way that Jairus went.

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