A Sermon for 5 Pentecost
The gospels describe Jesus doing lots of miracles. This morning we got two. Jesus cured a woman’s hemorrhage and then raised a girl from the dead.
All of the miracle stories are impressive. But if we want to hear what God is saying to us through these stories, we have to go deeper. One way to go deeper is to focus on the surprising details that give each miracle its distinctive character.
In today’s gospel reading, the most surprising detail is Jesus’ own surprise.
A hemorrhaging woman touches Jesus’ clothes and is healed. So far, so good.
But Jesus did not intend to heal her. Jesus knew power had gone out of him, but Jesus does not seem to have known where the power went. Jesus has to ask, “who touched me?”
What are we to make of power coming out of Jesus that is, apparently, not under his control?.......(click on title)
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