Jairus' Daughter

During the time of Jesus there was a faithful ruler in the synagogue named Jairus. He was a good man, but he was involved with the religious powers of the day. His friends were jealous of Jesus and they hated Him, but there was something inside Jairus that knew better than that. 

One day, Jairus' daughter got really, really sick. The doctors tried to help her, but they couldn’t.  She was going to die. Jairus was devastated, there had to be something else that he could do. Then he remembered Jesus.

Jairus was so desperate to help his little girl that he ran to Jesus as fast as he could. He fell at Jesus' feet, and cried, "My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live."

Jairus didn't care about all of his friends who were watching him. He didn't care that he might be put out of his church, or that he might not be popular anymore. His daughter was dying and he knew that Jesus could help!

When Jesus agreed to go to his house, Jairus must have felt much better. He knew the Lord Jesus was going to pray for his sick daughter, but there was still another challenge waiting for Jairus. 

On the way to his house, a man came and told Jairus that it was too late, his daughter had already died. He told Jairus not to bother Jesus any longer, there was nothing He could do about it now. Jesus heard what was going on and encouraged Jairus. He said, "Be not afraid, only believe."

When they finally got to Jarius' house, everyone was crying and sad. Jesus looked at them and asked, "Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth."

The people who didn't believe Jesus knew the little girl was dead, but Jesus said that she was only sleeping! They laughed at Jesus, and thought He didn't know what He was talking about. Soon, they would discover it was them who didn't know what they were talking about!

Jesus told everyone to leave the room, except for the father and mother of the girl, and Peter, James and John. Then Jesus took the girl by the hand and said "Talitha cumi," which means "Damsel, I say unto thee, arise."

You already know what happened next. The little dead girl got up and walked! She was alive! Wouldn't you love to have seen the look on the unbelievers' faces when the little girl walked out of the room? Jesus proved once again that He was God in human flesh. He had power over everything, including death!

If you were Jairus, would you have went to Jesus? Did you know that you can still invite Him into your house today? Remember that He promised He would never leave us nor forsake us. All you have to do is get desperate and call on Him, just like Jairus did! 

You can read this story in Mark Chapter 5