Jesus Bring New Life To Dying Places!

In Sunday’s Gospel lesson from the gospel of Mark, we take a look at another miracle of Jesus following the Calming Of The Sea Miracle of last week. This time the main story centers around the raising of Jairus’ 12 year old daughter. But another part of the drama concerns the healing of the woman who had been hemorrhaging for 12 years. In both instances, Jesus brought new life to the victims. In both instances, the people impacted believed that Jesus could bring new life!

And the good news for this day is that God has empowered the church with the capacity to bring New Life to dying places. What a wonderful opportunity we have as the Body of Christ to make such a life and hope giving contribution to our community and to the world. However, if we have no faith in God’s ability to use us to make a difference in transforming death situations into New Life and Hope , it is certain that little will happen.

Jesus stepped out that day, crossed boundaries that had been established by the rules of the day.

My Question is: Can The Christian community alter the conditions of people’s lives? Can it, too, bring healing into troubled circumstances? Must it not also cross boundaries….whether they are related to ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, politics or any other boundaries that divide our socity—and advocate life giving meaning and change?

The answer is a resounding yes!

We at St Paul’s Lutheran join others in bringing new life and hope impacted by racism, fear, hatred, and all sorts of death forces around us. Thanks be to God for the opportunities!