My ESV Study Bible has this to say about this second series of oracles....
21:10 Babylon. The message of the first oracle is that human treachery leaves God's people with no earthly hope.
21:11-12 Edom. The second oracle of the second series depicts prolonged darkness enveloping a frightened world.
21:13-17 Arabia. The third oracle shows human ferocity scattering fugitives in a darkening world.
22:1-25 Jerusalem. The fourth oracle shows the light of the world growing dark.
In our Mark passage we again see Jesus' power over sickness and death. When the woman touched Jesus and when Jesus touched the dead little girl, those touches should have rendered Him ceremonially unclean. But Jesus is greater than any purity laws, and instead of Him becoming unclean, He makes the woman clean by His power and raised the girl to life.
We can't even imagine the kind of suffering this woman endured. For twelve years she has not been allowed to touch someone without making them ceremonially unclean. How often during those twelve years did she receive a loving touch from someone? We don't know, but surely it was not often. This woman was desperate for Jesus' healing - both physically and spiritually. We need that same desperation in order to be saved. We need to know that we are sick with sin, that we cannot heal ourselves, and that our only hope is a divine Healer.
I love that He doesn't let the woman go without having her confess her faith.
I also love how Jesus refers to death as but sleep. We, as believers, know that death truly is but sleep, and that we will awake to the glory of eternal life with Him.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Isaiah 23-25, Mark 6:1-29