Podcast - 12 Years a Slave
Mark 5 contains a scripture story that has been often ignored. A woman has been bleeding for 12 years and she desperately reaches out to a local miracle worker named Rabbi Jesus. Jesus is passing through town on another mission of mercy when she interrupts him. If this story of her uncontrollable bleeding makes us uncomfortable, we would get along with traditional Jewish folks. They, too, found blood to be offensive and assumed it made one unclean before God and others. How will Jesus respond to this surprising situation? He will build the kingdom of God in this interaction in a way no one sees coming.