The Story - no ordinary man
Have you ever felt so exhausted and overwhelmed that you couldn’t go on? As we read chapter 24 of The Story this week, we learned about Jairus and a woman, who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had. But instead of getting better, she grew worse. There was no cure for her illness. Simply put, they were both desperate. Jairus is on one side of Jesus tugging at his sleeve (“Hurry, Lord, my daughter is dying”). At the same time a totally unnoticed, frail, stooped, sickly woman pushes her way through the crowd hoping to just touch the hem of Jesus’ cloak.
No one ever cared about people (particularly you) more than Jesus. No one ever gave of Himself like our Lord. We do not have a stoic or preoccupied Christ who is too busy to notice our problems. Jesus can deal with any and all of our dilemmas and difficulties. His sacrificial death and victorious resurrection prove He can overcome even the gravest threat.