Mark 5:21–43 (ESV)
Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter
21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the
synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “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.”
24 And he went with him.
And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him.
35 While he was still
speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do
not fear, only believe.” 37 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus
saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And
they laughed at him. But 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. 41 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,”
which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43 And
he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.
I removed verses 25-34 from the readings above because it is
a separate miracle that is sandwiched between the reading above. This is a miracle of Jesus raising Jairus’s daughter from the dead. Now Jairus is a ruler in the synagogue, and is well known. He is a Jewish ruler that puts everything
at stake by bowing down to him and begging… or praying for Jesus to heal his daughter. Jesus proceeds to Jairus’s house and raises his daughter back to life… and they were amazed! Jesus’s miracles attest to him being the
Son of God. Yet many will forget.
I pray: O Jesus, you truly are the Son of God. Your miracles attest to your divinity.