During the Triumphal entry, this scene occurs when Jesus sees the city.
“As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, ‘If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” – Luke 19:41-44
“Fear not, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10-11
Scripture is filled with the command to God’s people not to be afraid. It may be phrased in different ways and the reasons given why we are not to fear may be slightly different, but the message is the same.
Mark 5 contains the account of Jesus raising the daughter of Jairus to life. As He is on the way to do so, this story occurs.
“And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. – Mark 5:24b-26 Continue reading