Jesus sure has been busy. He calmed a storm and sent a bunch of demons out of a man into a herd of pigs all in one day. I bet he’s going to go home and take a nap now.
What, no nap?
Oh yeah, I forgot. He already took a nap. In the boat while that storm was going on.
So what’s Jesus gonna do now?
Jesus went by boat back to the other side of the lake, to Capernaum. When he returned a large crowd welcomed him.
I bet that crowd was worried about the pigs that jumped into the water.
What? They didn’t care about those pigs? All that bacon?
Jesus’ people didn’t eat pigs? Well, at least they ate fish.
Yes, I’m listening.
While Jesus was by the lake a synagogue ruler named Jairus came and fell at Jesus’ feet. Jairus told Jesus that his little daughter was dying and he pleaded with Jesus to come heal her. So Jesus went with Jairus.
A large crowd followed Jesus and pressed around him, and a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years and had spent all her money on doctors who couldn’t heal her, came up behind Jesus and touched his cloak. She thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”
Does Jesus have magic clothes, too?
Okay, I’ll listen.
The woman’s bleeding stopped when she touched Jesus’ cloak and Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
The disciples told Jesus that the crowd was all around him, but Jesus kept looking around.
And the woman came and fell at his feet, and trembling with fear, she told him the truth.
Jesus said to her,”Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
So if I have faith that I will get fish, will I get some?
I am listening.
While Jesus was still speaking some men came from Jairus’ house and told him his daughter was dead and he didn’t need to bother Jesus any more.
But Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
Jesus would only let Peter, James, and John follow him and when they got to the house people were crying and wailing loudly.
I bet Jesus would have let me come too. I can wail really well.
Jesus told them to stop wailing and said, “The child is not dead but asleep.”
All the people there laughed at him.
I bet if Jesus gave them some fish they’d stop laughing.
Jesus took the child’s father and mother and the three disciples with him to where the little girl was. He took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!”
The little girl immediately stood up and Jesus gave orders not to let anyone know about this and told them to give her something to eat.
I bet that little girl isn’t very hungry yet. She’ll probably share some of her food with me.