- For a dozen years the father had enjoyed the beauty of his daughter's face and the tender touch of her precious little hand. But that was all a memory now as he watched the agony of her inevitable death.
- When the little girl was born a certain woman started suffering from a bloody disease. For the next twelve years she wondered why the Lord allowed all the pain and waste of money.
- Both of these had unknowingly been heading towards a conversation with the Master on that street. Within minutes He would wipe away their anguish with his kind and powerful words.
- Who of us can understand why one or another suffers for long, for short, increasingly or abruptly? None of us, of course. And it is this seeming randomness of suffering that can be disconcerting. But passages like this remind us that with God there is no such thing as a random event.
(Luke 8:42-43, For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,)