Ever wonder what faith is? Just look at Mark 5:21-43 to hear of two believers who came for healing and found it in Jesus. Jesus changed lives along the shores of Lake Galilee in Mark 4 and 5. In the middle of the lake he calmed a storm, on one shore he caste out daemons, and on the other he met people who needed healing the moment the met him.
In Bible School the crowds have come to see Jesus this week. We encouraged the kids to imagine crowds. "Stand tight together shoulder to shoulder in lines. Imagine if Jesus moved left and everybody followed." They couldn't move fast. They had to shuffle together to stay near to Jesus. No doubt there were accidental trips and upsetting falls as people moved close to Jesus.
A woman full of faith and troubles came up, touched Jesus, and was healed (Mark 5:25-29). Jesus felt power go out from him. He looked wonder who was healed (Mark 5:30-32). The woman knew what happened and knelt before him shaking (Mark 5:33-34). She met him with faith and troubles and left free; the one she believed in set her free. Right as Jesus sent her away with a blessing of peace word came from Jairus home, his daughter was dead. He continued onward with Jairus' saying μὴ φοβου, μόνον πίστευε don't fear, only trust /believe /be confident . (Mark 5:35-36)
Jairus hoped Jesus could heal his daugter--and he'd witnessed a miracle on the way. After she was declared dead--Jesus kept on moving towards her like he could still help. Leaving the crowd behind they entered the house as people inside laughed him off (Mark 5:37-40). But he kept on moving towards her. Reaching out his hand He called to her in Aramaic--ταλιθα κουμ (talitha koum) little girl arise (Mark 5:41) and she stood up.