As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid only believe.” Mark 5:36 NKJV
A ruler of the synagogue named Jairus fell at Jesus’ feet. He begged Jesus saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.”
Jesus went with Jairus but was distracted by a woman who had been ill for many years. She approached Jesus and touched Him.
Jairus was a member of the religious establishment. Why did He come to Jesus? Why did he beg Jesus to heal his daughter?
Those of us who have children know why. It was because Jairus loved his daughter. Jesus was his last desperate hope she would live.
Jairus was told, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any longer?” But Jesus said to him, “Do not be afraid only believe.” Jairus did believe. Jesus raised his daughter from the dead!
The woman who approached Jesus and touched Him had exhausted all of her resources. Jesus was her last hope. She touched Jesus and was instantly healed. Her life and eternal destiny were forever changed.
Some of us have children lying near death today. We have exhausted our resources and strength trying to set them free from illness and spiritual death. Jesus wants us to bring them before Him in prayer today. Jesus can heal them!
The words Jesus spoke, “Do not be afraid only believe,” are for us. Jesus can bring healing and restoration into our lives today!
We live in a fallen world where sin and death afflict everyone. All of us sin. We all fall short of the glory of God. Each of us suffers ill health. We need Jesus today as much as Jairus his daughter and the woman who touched Jesus 2000 years ago did.
If you do not know Jesus, “Do not be afraid only believe.” Believe God sent His Son into the world so you can live in relationship with Him today. Believe you can spend eternity in the presence of God where there will be no pain, sorrow, sin or death!
If your child is ill or lost in sin, “Do not be afraid only believe.” Bring your beloved before Jesus in prayer. Believe Jesus can bring healing and restoration into your lives today!
When the women who had been ill reached out and touched Jesus He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”
If you are suffering from sin or illness reach out to Jesus today. Your faith will make you well. Go in peace and be healed of your affliction. Jesus can heal your body and soul!
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