Luke 8- Jairus Daughter

And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house: For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. Luke 8:41-42

Now to really understand this story, we first need to understand who Jairus is. Jairus was a Jewish religious leader and ruler of the synagogue, also he was the father of a daughter who was dying. So Jairus was not just an ordinary Jew, he was highly respected and well vested into his religion. So for Jairus to come to Jesus, and beg him to heal his daughter, demonstrates the great belief Jairus had in Jesus

Yes Jairus was desperate, but when you are desperate you go to where you believe your best chance of change will be. Jairus put aside his religious beliefs and went to The Lord, because deep inside he knew Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God

While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. Luke 8:49-52

Now by the time Jesus got to Jairus house, his daughter had already died. When people instructed Jesus that she had passed away, notice Jesus response “Fear not, and believe she will be healed” Now the response Jesus got from the crowd was mostly mocking and disbelief

That’s why when Jesus finally got to the house of Jairus, he instructed only his chosen disciples to enter the room, why? Because he didn’t want the non-believers there. You see, lack of faith prevents the works of God. We can’t please God without genuine faith in Christ

And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done. Luke 8:53-56

While the crowd outside mocked Jesus, inside the house of Jairus he raised his daughter from the dead. Who is this man that can raise the dead back to life? Jesus revealed his power and deity , and saved the little girls life 

Notice all of this happened because Jairus humbled himself, came to The Lord and begged for his mercy. Jesus can bring you back to life also, Christ can make you born again by the Holy Spirit, Amen!

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