“And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea. And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.”
“While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.”
If we could only believe; this poor man, the worst has happened, his daughter is sick. He came to Jesus for her healing and before she is seen, the news arrived that she was dead. Too late…..he’s too late, nothing can be done now.
Like David with Bathsheba, pray, fast intreat, put on sackcloth and ashes, sacrifice but once the babies dead, the baby is dead. Life goes on. Not with Jesus.
And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
Jesus had been on his way to her, too late. He says only believe. The father was told only believe. Jesus only took 3 disciples and parents in with Him…No unbelievers.
With Jesus even death is not the end…..only believe. …..your problems, desires, needs, questions. …according to your faith so be it.
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