Have Faith


When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him, and He stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing Jesus he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with Him, saying, "My daughter is at the point of death. Please, come lay Your hands on her that she may get well and live." He went off with him, and a large crowd followed Him, and pressed upon Him.

There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years... She had heard about Jesus and came up behind Him in the crowd and touched His cloak. She said, "If I but touch His clothes, I shall be cured." Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction....

While He was still speaking, people from the synagogue official's house arrived and said, "Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher any longer?" Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue official, "Do not be afraid; just have faith." He did not allow anyone to accompany Him inside except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.

When they arrived at the house of the synagogue official, He caught sight of a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. So He went in and said to them, "Why this commotion and weeping?

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