“Who touched me?” Well I can imagine Your disciples reaction. They’re being squashed on all sides with people trying to get a piece of the action. Then they made the mistake. They state the obvious. What do You expect Lord, there are people everywhere. They’re all touching You.
But still You looked around. Jairus is going out of his mind. I’m sure he was screaming out in his mind “forget it Lord. Just get a move on”.
Did You know? Could You tell? Had Your father not revealed who it was? The unnamed woman could so easily have slipped away in the crowd – but she knew in her heart that she needed to tell all. And so she fell at Your feet. First Jairus had fallen at Your feet and now it was this woman, and she proceeded to tell of her years of pain and suffering and cost. I would imagine that Jairus was about to burst a blood vessel. Each second was precious. And yet You were focusing on this nameless woman.
Finally after hearing her whole story You proclaimed the truth to her. “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering”. Jairus should have heard the words “Daughter”, “Faith” and “Well” but all he could see were his officials parting their way through the crowds, tears in their eyes, and the look of defeat on their faces. Before they spoke, Jairus knew what they would say.
He was absolutely devastated.
At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ” But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?” Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat. Mark 5 v 30-34 NIV