Jesus has the power to perform miracles. The gospel reading for today proves this again when He brought to life a twelve-year-old girl, the daughter of Jairus who was one of the synagogue officials. As the Son of God, He had the power to cure the sick, restore vision to the blind, make the mute to speak, and even to bring the dead to life. However, there is something very interesting in this gospel reading for today -- a woman who was for twelve years afflicted with hemorrhages touched Jesus and was also healed, another miracle. And what’s so interesting about that? Almost all of the miracles that Jesus performed were performed intentionally, in other words Jesus made the decision. But in this case of the poor woman, Jesus had no intention of healing that woman; it seems that he didn’t even know that she was there. Still, she was healed from her affliction, and Jesus said: “Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.” That poor woman lost her health, lost her money, but she never lost faith. She believed in the power of God. And because of her strong faith, she was healed. Let us often pray for an increase of our faith -- that faith will make miracles in our lives.
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