From Pastor Perry

06 18 2013 Luke 8:49-56

Luke 8:49–56 (ESV)
Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter (Part 2)
49 While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” 50 But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” 51 And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. 52 And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.” 53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” 55 And her spirit returned, and she got up at once. And he directed that something should be given her to eat. 56 And her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.

Today’s reading is an extension of yesterday’s reading.  Jairus, the leader of the synagogue, has a twelve year old daughter that is dying.  He comes to Jesus and begs him to come and heal his daughter.  At the same time, Jesus heals a woman who has a bleeding issue for twelve years and she was just healed.  It is at this point that the story continues.
While Jesus is still speaking about the women’s healing, someone comes from the ruler’s house and says “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.”  These are words that a father hopes he never hears.  Jairus would lose all hope hearing this.  To many of the Jews, death is final.  Jesus reacts differently when he hears these words.   Jesus says: “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.”  I wonder if Jairus thought “Yea, right!” or if he trusted Jesus?  Jesus continues on to Jairus’ house.  “51 And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. 52 And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.” 53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.”  If you believe in science, then all hope is lost and you might even laugh at Jesus ludicrous statement.  But if you know that  Jesus is God, well... he is the author and creator of science and He can do the impossible.  Many laughed at Jesus, but he took her by the hand and said “Child, arise!”  What happened next is not a laughing matter, it is a miracle that defies medical science.  The Bible says: “55 And her spirit returned, and she got up at once.”  Jesus is not about death, but He is about life!  He is the author of life and the child lives!  Scriptures says: “And he directed that something should be given her to eat. 56 And her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had happened." I bet that Jairus is a believer after that!  The daughter is a walking testimony that Jesus is Lord.  Why did Jesus not want them to tell anyone?  Well, Jesus came with a more important agenda than raising the dead to life, he came with a plan of salvation, to die on the cross for the forgiveness of sins.  This message is more important than all the healings.

I pray: O Lord, I do believe that you are the Son of God... the author of life.  You have the power to heal and even raise the dead.  I know that your plan of salvation is far greater.  Let me never take my faith for granted.  Help me in my life journey to continue to believe.  You are my Lord and Savior.  Amen.

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