Matthew 9:18-26: Two Women
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Jairus’ anguish over the loss of his daughter moves Jesus to return the child to life as we know it. The story also bookends another: the healing of a woman suffering from hemorrhage. These two women, one young and one elderly, show us the breadth of God’s compassion and consolation. These two women, one passed on to the next world and the other still in it, show us the goodness and mercy of the Spirit. As we consider this version and compare it to Mark’s in 5:21-40 we have the opportunity to ask for our own miracles. Let us not hesitate to ask God to grace our own lives in such a meaningful way.
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This week we pause to read scripture and to pray and reflect at noon, keeping those in The Noontime Circle in mid-day prayer. You may want to click on the Connecting at Noon page on this blog at: https://thenoontimes.com/connecting-at-noon/ Or you may want to follow a series of brief posts that begins today, inspired by paintings of the life of Jesus Christ that can be found at: http://www.jesus-story.net/painting_family.htm In these posts, we will have the opportunity to reflect on a scripture verse and an artist’s rendition of that event. Wishing you grace and love and peace in Christ Jesus.