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“Don’t be afraid. Just believe.” Mark 5:36
Things are getting a little crazy around here – the end of the school year (yes we are in school until mid-July), wonderful house guests, getting ready to travel home for four weeks and much more.
But the stillness is still there, waiting, inviting, calling us to pause, to rest for a time in the Lord’s presence.
In Mark 5 (21-25 and 35-42) we meet Jairus: a man of importance in the religious community, a man with authority, and until this point probably wary of Jesus, at best. Now, however, he is desperate as the life of his dear daughter is slipping away. He comes and throws himself at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to heal her.
“Don’t be afraid. Just believe.”
“Why all this commotion and wailing?”
“Little girl, get up!”
Please do come and pray with this story, if you feel led. I’m sorry that it may not be the best I’ve produced, but I trust that the power of the word to speak to you is not dependent on my strength to deliver it.
Thanks again for being here. Lots of love, friends.
Bible read in the NRSV
Art: Christ raises the daughter of Jairus, Yelena Cherkasova
The play I refer to, by the Riding Lights Theatre Company is called Inheritance
Closing prayer from the Church of England
This is the companion story to Contemplative at Home Epidose 8: Jesus heals the woman bleeding.
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