Mark 5:21-43
The Centrality of Faith

The journey of a disciple is a journey of faith. Mark makes this point as he interweaves the stories of the chronically ill woman and Jairus the synagogue ruler who pleads to Jesus for his dying daughter. Both characters demonstrate faith as they come to Jesus asking for help. The question for us – do we live with an attitude of faith or are we controlled by fear? Jesus encourages us to place our trust in him and live our day to day in an attitude of confidence that God is on our side. May we embrace faith as our guiding star so that we can live in hope and expectation of God’s blessings.