JesusJesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God's saving act for humanity More teaches by performing four miraculous deeds.
The stilling of the storm on the Sea of Galilee (4:35-41) dramatically inaugurates Jesus’ teaching in this collection of miracle stories. When his disciples cry out, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” (4:38), he responds by calling to the waves and wind, and there is a great calm. The second story, the healing of the Gerasene demoniac who identifies Jesus as the “Son of the Most High God” (5:7), is likewise dramatic in its impact as the healed man proclaims Jesus in the Decapolis and the people of the Gerasenes urge Jesus to leave (5:1-20). The third and fourth miracles are dramatically interwoven. The account of the raising of Jairus’s twelve-year-old daughter (5:21-24, 35-43) encloses the healing of the woman with a twelve-year issue of blood (5:25-34). In these two miracles, two people called “daughter” are healed.