Earlier lessons from Mark: From a small seed grows a large tree. Parables are used for people not ready to hear the explanation. In a storm, even disciples get scared. In the calm, even disciples wonder who Jesus is.
In this week's lesson, two people approach Jesus. Like the disciples from last week, they are in trouble. Like them, they turn to Jesus. Unlike them, one of those approaching him is a leader of the synagogue. He comes publicly. The other is a woman who has been suffering from a hemorrhage for over a decade.
An insider and an outsider. Both have faith in him. (Look back at the verses the lectionary skipped, 5:1-20. Jesus performs exorcisms in gentile territory.)
The disciples seem pretty much oblivious. He healed a woman right in front of them, but they don't notice. They are overwhelmed by the crowd.
Not the main point, but an interesting one, nevertheless. What great healings of ungreat people are happening and we don't see it or expect it?