In this Sunday’s Gospel, we read of the familiar story of how the ruler of the synagogue came to ask Jesus for help because his daughter was very ill. He said “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.”
This must have taken a dose of humility because the man was in-charge of the Jewish temple, and they were the ones who had trouble reconciling what Jesus was teaching as he moved them away from some of the traditional Mosaic laws.
But he was obviously in a bind and has seen the miracles that Jesus worked and came to Him for help.
Interestingly enough, Jesus did not immediately heal the girl, but He wanted to go there Himself and as they were approaching, the people told Him its too late, she had died.
He could have healed her from afar, just as He did with the Centurion’s servant. But he waited, and maybe it was so that we could witness something bigger than a healing – a resurrection.
He called only the close ones into the room with Him and He healed the girl with the simple words of “Talitha cumi”; which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
May we also be privileged to have God’s healing touch in our lives.
He wants to heal us physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The key is to have faith and patience, and to allow God to work His miracle in our lives in His time, in His way.
Just as the woman with the hemorrhage, we need to come to Jesus in our humility and faith and place our trust in Him.