Q. What are some of the most crowded places you know of?
Bus/Railway Station, Market, etc.
Q. How do you feel in a crowded place?
Lost, Confused, etc.
40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him.
41 Then a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell at Jesus' feet, pleading with him to come to his house
42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.
43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.
44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
45 "Who touched me?" Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you."
46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me."
47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed.
48 Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."
(Explain the state of unclean people during those days)
Q. What do you think about this womens situation?
Q. Why do you think it was diffcult for her to touch Jesus?
Q. Why did Jesus publicly exposed her struggle?
Jesus wanted to give her real healing (Both physical and mental)
Q. Do you think it was easy for Jesus to just ignore her and move out fast from the crowded place?
Q. While in a crowd, do you still see the needs of the people around you and make sure you meet their needs?
Eg, offering your seat to an elderly person in the metro, etc.
Jesus saw the need of this woman and healed her. Lets imitate Him.