According to those who met Him and those who seek Him out today, Jesus was a surprise. Since this is Easter week, I have heard a lot of sermons on the radio about Jesus and the Last Supper. One of the events during that week is Jesus washing the apostles' feet. One way the pastors are describing this act is Jesus being humble but in Phil 2:7 it says, "He made himself nothing, by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." This is the equivalent of a company CEO mopping his own floors, a lawyer filing his own briefs at the courthouse or a doctor collecting blood from his patients.Most Jews in Jesus' time expected Him to come as a warrior, conquer the Roman empire and rule as the new emperor, like a military takeover. They certainly did not expect Him to come as a lowly man who would preach love, respect and do miracles. One of those surprising meetings was the bleeding woman as told in Mark 5:25-34. This woman had been bleeding for twelve years, 12! That's a long time. And in Jesus' time, a woman who was bleeding couldn't have contact with anyone. She was "unclean." So for 12 years she was alone. She may have had other women bring her food and wave from a distance but otherwise she was ALONE, FOR 12 YEARS! She was desperate to be healed but also to be relieved of her loneliness. " ]I would imagine she still snuck around and heard people talking about Jesus, so she knew of His miracles. When she learned that He was in town, even though it was forbidden, she hid until she saw him. The crowds were pushing him and keeping her away but she crawled on her hands and knees close enough for her to touch His robe. She had enough faith to believe that one touch healed her bleeding! But Jesus felt some power go out of Him and asked "Who touched me?" She would have been satisfied to walk away, being healed of her problem and no one would ever know. But Jesus was insisting she reveal herself. In verse 33, she approaches Him but gets on her knees, trembling with fear and tells Him her story. I can only guess that she might have been frightened because she didn't have permission to touch Him. Back in those days, women were not exactly respected citizens. She may not be bleeding after her healing but she was "unclean" when she touched Jesus. But He says, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace." Wow, I'm sure she was relieved and shocked, not only that she was healed but that Jesus was so kind to her. We know now that's who He is. But the people of Jesus' time did not. My fellow Christians, be surprising. Be kind, considerate and helpful to those who might not be expecting it, that is how we can bring others to Christ.