March 10 Mark 5: 21 – 43 Last resort or first?

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Jairus comes to Jesus seeking healing for his daughter and the woman comes for herself. We do not know how long Jairus’s child had been ill but for the woman it had been 12 years. In both cases Jesus was the last resort the last hope of healing when all their own attempts had failed.

I wonder how many times we come to Jesus as the last resort, when we have eliminated all other solutions to our problems? When we finally have to seek him out
because there seems to be no other way.

For us the challenge is to make Jesus our first point of contact instead of the last for all that ails us .

Today’s thought comes from Emma