“And He [Jesus] went with him…” (Mark 5:24a)
This morning we are going to be looking at how Jesus gives hope to the hopeless. In the account found in Mark 5, two people come to Jesus in two totally different ways. One, a ruler of the synagogue, came to Jesus boldly, imploring Jesus earnestly to come and heal his little daughter who was at the point of death.
The other hid from Jesus and nervously touched the hem of His garment as He passed by. In both cases, what we find is the methods by which Jesus presents hope in situations where there seems to be none. In the first case, as quoted above, Jesus went with the man. In the second, He stopped what He was doing to deal with the problems of this woman.
1) “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) Jesus Christ will go with you through everything you face!
2) “Christ Jesus is the one who died — more than that, who was raised — who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” (Romans 8:34) Jesus Christ now sits at the right hand of God as our supporter, intercessor, Savior.
No matter what we may be going through, we must remember that we have a Savior who goes with us. “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)