Summary: Problems are common to all, but how do we overcome our problems successfully.
I want to share a story with you this morning, it is a story about a man who had fascinating life and suddenly everything came crumbling down.
He was very qualified man, honest and faithful that led him above all his peers. He became the director of his organization, a people training centre. He had so many people work under him and even he had the power and authority to send out anyone who seems unfit for the organization.
He was a happy man, got married and God had blessed him with a lovely daughter.
His daughter was the best among the girls in the neighborhood like her father first in all things. She was good in singing and helped her father in his office in many programs and made it as the best singer.
She was school topper, a great athlete, involved in all extracurricular activities. Neighbors always suggested that she was a blessed child.
She was very obedient, at the call of the mother or the father she would act. She was loving. Never would argue. Amazing girl.
She was very helpful; she used to help everyone in all possible occasions. Everybody in the town knew her for her virtues.
But something unfortunate struck her, she became sick, the parents took her to the doctor to treat her. The doctor said it was simple flu and the tablets could work. Fever never subsided. She worsened.
Father prayed for her took her to different prayer meetings and thought that she would be healed. But nothing worked, her condition became quite bad.
Someone told the father why not go to a man who is come to town, he prays and people are healed and the dead are raised back to life.
He is on the way going to some town why don’t you request him to come home, he can do something. The father ran found the man, told him his daughter’s condition, he promised he will come home and but there was a confusion in the crowd because the man was upset that somebody touched him.
The dying daughter’s father was puzzled over this fuzzy man, since he was worried about the trivial that someone touched his garment. The fellows who seemed to rally around this man were telling him that how on earth can he identify someone who touched his garment; when such a big crowd is thronging around? The fellows thought he was a bit foolish. For which the man said that he felt the power left him and it healed somebody who touched the garment.
By the time this drama was on, the servants from the director’s house told him, “Don’t disturb the man since your daughter died.”
Oh the father became miserable, he could not wait, was managing to go home. Then the man called him and said “Don’t be afraid, only believe.”
The man went home and healed the girl.
Let us read the text from Mark 5:21-43
21When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came there. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet 23and pleaded earnestly with him, "My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live." 24So Jesus went with him.
A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28because she thought, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed." 29Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering. 30At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" 31"You see the people crowding against you," his disciples answered, "and yet you can ask, 'Who touched me?' " 32But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." 35While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. "Your daughter is dead," they said. "Why bother the teacher any more?" 36Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe." 37He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38When they came to the home of the synagogue ruler, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39He went in and said to them, "Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep." 40But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child's father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41He took her by the hand and said to her, "Talitha koum!" (which means, "Little girl, I say to you, get up!"). 42Immediately the girl stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.