Doug Greenwold: So, what do we learn about God in this passage? Well, quite a bit actually.
For one, Christ’s heart beats for those people who society marginalizes as sub, sub, sub-human beings. Jesus will do whatever it takes to rescue one person.
Two, we learn that with Jesus His timetable isn’t the disciples’ timetable. Jesus says we’re going late in the afternoon, and they’re not ready.
Three, we also learn that disciples can’t manage God, as much as they might want to try.
Four, we learn that Jesus Christ has authority over the Adversary, and just one word is sufficient to defeat him.
Five, we learn that Jesus’ time frame is not our time frame.
And, six, no one can stay Christ’s hand.
Isn’t this story of Jesus healing the demoniac a remarkable story, especially when you understand the context?
To top it off, this healing is what happened in the first 12 hours, but then during the following 12 hours, Jesus will go back and bring Jairus’ daughter back to life and deal with the woman who has the issue with bleeding. What a remarkable 24-hour window of time for Jesus!