Breathing Space 2015 – #BSpace15 Session 3

4 Mar

Susie, in a slight change to her original plans, is focussing on the area of encouragement within relationships.

Again, focussing on Mark 5:21-43, we look at how Jesus encouraged people.

Jesus names people. He called the woman who touches His cloak “daughter” and calls Jairus’ daughter “little girl”. They are not seen as numbers but as people. Jesus acknowledges them both, not to take issue with them but to affirm them.

 Jesus was really present in the situation. Susie shares her experience of being present with a young person when the young person’s pet hamster had died. Susie points out that we need to be present, not at our own level but at the level that the young people need us to be. Jesus sees the things that really matter and is present in those situations and moments.

Jesus responds with compassion, first to the bleeding woman and then to Jairus and his family and household.


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