Sent Away with the Crowd
Updated: Jun 14, 2019
In Mark 5, we are presented the story of the woman with the issue of blood who was healed from touching the hem of Jesus’ garment. What struck me was the fact all twelve of his disciples were traveling with him at the time. We see this in verse 31 and in the previous chapter traveling with Jesus in the boat. He tells the woman her faith has made her whole.
Immediately messengers arrive from Jairus’ home to tell Jairus his daughter is dead. Here’s the point which hit me… look what happens in verse 37…
“Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn’t let anyone go with him except Peter, James and John…”
Did you see it?
When Jesus sent the crowd away, nine of the disciples were sent away with the crowd! Why? Because they didn’t believe he could do what he said he could do! Nine out of the twelve disciples who were with him and followed him every day were sent away for their unbelief.
If I was there…
As one of his disciples… would Jesus have found enough faith in me to take me with him to see the little girl raised from the dead, or would I have been sent away with the crowd? Let’s purpose together to have the kind of faith to believe for the impossible.
Psalm 18:25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful
Proverbs 2:8 He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.
Hebrews 3:14 For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.
Hebrews 11:6 It is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.