“And he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.’”
—Mark 5:34 ESV
One of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus, had met Jesus in the crowd and begged him to come to his home and heal his daughter, who was “at the point of death” (Mk. 5:23).
The situation was tense and everyone was likely in a rush to get to Jairus’ home.
Everyone, it would seem, except for Jesus.
Out of the crowd a woman appeared “who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years” and touched the hem of Jesus’ robe, receiving healing instantly.
And Jesus, instead of being angry with this woman who had interrupted him in the middle of a very important affair, took the time to stop and search for her in the crowd.
We live busy lives and have important things to do, and generally have little time or patience for interruptions.
But what if we stopped seeing interruptions as a nuisance to avoid and began to see them as opportunities to participate in the healing work that God is doing in this world?
Here’s a prayer to carry with you today:
Breathe in: God of interruptions,
Breathe out: Use me to bring healing.