Raising of Jairus’ Daughter

Day 16 Saturday, March 23, 2019
Raising Jairus’ daughter
Mark 5:22-24, 35-43

Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and,
when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly,
“My little daughter is at the point of death.
Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.”
So he went with him. And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him.
While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house
to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?”
But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue,
“Do not fear, only believe.”
He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.
When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue,
He saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.
When he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep?
The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him.
Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother
and those who were with him, and went in where the child was.
He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means, “Little girl, get up!”
And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age).
At this they were overcome with amazement.
He strictly ordered them that no one should know this,
and told them to give her something to eat.

Yesterdays’ reading of the woman with internal bleeding is part of the story we read today.
They have a common theme, which Jesus states in both stories;
“Do not fear, only believe,” and “your faith has made you well, go in peace and be healed.”
Obviously, Jesus is trying to teach us about how we can be made whole by our faith.
In your prayers today, ask for an increase in your faith,
and for God to allow your faith to be a positive influence on the faith of others.