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“And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, ‘Who touched My clothes?’”(Mark 5.30 NKJV).
Jesus was asked by Jarius, one of the rulers of the local synagogue, to come heal his twelve-year-old daughter. On the way to heal the little girl, a woman “who had a flow of blood for twelve years” also received healing by Jesus. She touched Jesus’ garment and by faith her blood flow stopped. In the midst of the multitude Jesus demanded that the healed woman show herself. This woman who had been relegated to the outskirts of society for twelve long years (because a woman during her menstrual cycle was considered unclean) was now the center of attention. However, when Jesus went to Jarius’s house and healed his little girl, he demanded that they keep silent about the miracle. So in one day Jesus healed a woman suffering for twelve years and a twelve-year-old girl, yet He dealt with each miracle differently. The first miracle He pronounced to the crowd, but the second miracle He kept a secret. What He did with each miracle was in accordance to the Father’s will because Jesus always obeyed God (John 4.34). God will do many miracles in our lives if we believe, perceive and receive them. Some miracles He’ll give us an audience and other miracles He’ll keep secret. It’s difficult to understand why God will do something miraculous and not share His goodness to others, but He has a plan for everything He does. If God has not given us a platform for what He has done, we shouldn’t question Him. We can share our joy with our small inner circle and continue living in the victory that God has given us.
“He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat” (Mark 5.43 NIV).