Sunday Sermon: Mark 5:21-43

“Do not be afraid, only believe”

But I am small

In this pressing sea of humanity.

Why would you see me,

Climbing and crawling in the teeming mass,

Desperate and alone, I reach for a shred of Hope.

Are you stopping here, for me?

You know. Immediately.

Oh what have I done?

“Daughter, you are worth more than a passing glance,

And you need more than you know.

Do not be afraid, only believe.”

“Dear heart, it’s time to get up.

Sadness unravels in the light of the new day;

Awake to the presence of the Lord of Joy.”

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid”

Frederick Buechner