May 29, Reading 3 – Luke 8:40-56

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SAA Notes

In both Mark and Luke these two inter-related incidents probe the nature of Jesus. He can exercise authority and power over incurable illness and death. In one instance, Jesus calls for a profession – she is a mature woman. In the other He commands silence – this is for the welfare of a 12 year old girl.

SJA Notes

See the response of two characters in this passage.

Of Jairus, “And falling at Jesus’ feet, …”.

And of the woman with a blood discharge, “… And falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, …”

Have we fallen at the feet of Jesus?

Do we continue to, as we are reminded of who He is and of who we are, from the true mirror of the Word of God?

See a ruler and a nobody, from great divides in human understanding, both coming before the King of Glory and falling at His feet.

Because He is our King! He is our Saviour! He is the Good Shepherd and the Great Physician and the Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world.

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* Father God,

Please sink us in self, that we might rise in You.

That we would bear Your Name well throughout our days.

That the good news would be on our lips.

That Jesus would be our pattern in life, our Good Teacher, Lord and Saviour.

Amen.

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