12 lessons from a 12 year old issue, and a 12 year old girl.

May 18, 2011 — Leave a comment

A few lessons from the story involving, Jesus, Jairus and his daughter, the woman with an issue of blood, and the crowd that thronged Jesus.

You can read the story for yourself here –Matthew 9:18-25; Mark 5:22-43; Luke 8:41-56

  1. The woman had a personal need, while Jairus was standing in for his daughter. It doesn’t matter if you need a miracle or are standing in for somebody who does, Jesus can deal with both situations.
  2. Being in the crowd around Jesus is dangerous.  The crowd is thronging but not touching.  The crowd has power to make you comfortable being close to Jesus but not in contact with Jesus.
  3. The woman in faith had to literally press through the crowd.  On the other hand, when bad news came to Jairus, the messenger didn’t have to press through at all.  It’s amazing how easy bad news can get through to us, while faith has to press.
  4. Jairus was talking to Jesus and was interrupted by the woman with the issue.  Just because you feel like your situation is on hold, doesn’t mean you won’t get help.  Just stay by Jesus.
  5. She came from behind. Come from behind victories are possible if you have faith.
  6. Jesus never passed by this way again. Sometimes you are one moment from missing your miracle.  Maximize every moment in His presence.
  7. You know you are ministering correctly if you feel virtue go out of you.
  8. How you get to Jesus isn’t as important as how you leave Jesus.
  9. If you have an issue, take it to Jesus.
  10. The crowd was a problem for this weak woman.  Jesus was in the crowd.  Sometimes your answer is in your problem.
  11. She received virtue (power) before she was healed.  Jesus knows we need power more than we need healing.
  12. Jairus had to make the hard decision to let go of his daughter to get a hold of Jesus. It’s a good thing to let go of the problem to get your hands on power.