In our bible reading today, Jairus, one of the rulers of the synagogue met Jesus requesting an invitation into his home to come lay His hands on his daughter that was healed. On Jesus’ way, a woman who had an issue of blood for eight years met him. She had sought all options to be healed to no avail, hence; she said within herself she would be healed if she touched the hem of Jesus’ garment. Jesus felt virtue left him after the woman touched him. He acknowledged that her faith had made her whole. Whilst the conversation ensued, Jairus was met with the news of his daughter’s death. Jesus however encouraged him to believe that the girl was only asleep. Jesus went into where the girl was laid and commanded her to arise. Everyone present saw this amazing miracle.
You might be facing some long standing struggles and issues that have persisted to the point of bankruptcy. The word for you today is to be of good cheer, there is total restoration for you. It is time you looked to God for your complete deliverance. Some situations might be termed dead but remember the Word of God that you will rise again. Whether the challenges are on your job, marriage or finances, God is able to cause your turn around.
I declare I arise out of obscurity into lime light. I believe there will be a turnaround in every area of my life.
Reading – Mark 5:21-43
Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman
21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” 24 So Jesus went with him.
A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”
32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”
36 Overhearing[a] what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.”40 But they laughed at him.
After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.
- Mark 5:36 Or Ignoring
All scriptural passages are taken from the NIV version of the bible.