Gibbs, Jeffrey A. “9:18-26: Jesus' Authority over Death: Jesus Heals the Bleeding Woman and the Ruler's Daughter." Matthew 1:1-11:1. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2006, pp. 483-485.
Matthew 9:18-26 shows Jesus' authority over death. Gibbs sees this as the main thrust of both the miracles in this passage. The request of the ruler, as compared to its expression in Mark, indicates an expectation that Jesus' act of laying his hand on her would be effective (Gibbs 2006, 482).
Gibbs observes that both the woman with the flow of blood and the dead girl would be considered unclean. The woman, due to her lengthy illness, would be dying slowly (Gibbs 2006, 484). Jesus' work gives life to both. Both the girl and the woman were healed because of faith. Likewise, Gibbs notes all who believe on Jesus are promised life (Gibbs 2006, 485).