Day 13 of 40 days with Christ (Mark 5:35-42)

Sharing Timeless truths from the life of our Lord in under 5 minutes daily… Welcome back to 40 days with Christ! Today is day #13!

Let’s start off with prayer.

Father in Heaven, You are mighty and magnificent, an ever-present help in time of need to those who love you. Please help us to truly love You! In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Yesterday Jesus was on the way to the house of Jairus when he stopped to recognize someone who had touched his cloak in the crowd. Our reading today is Mark chapter 5 verses 35 through 42.

SCRIPTURE – Mark 5:35-42*

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 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.

DISCUSSION

What might have been going through the mind of Jairus when people from his own house came to tell him not to bother the teacher any longer? His daughter was dead. It was “too late”.

Jesus told him not to be afraid – to just believe – and so he continued to walk with Jesus to his house. When they arrived they already heard crying and wailing. Perhaps Jesus had already healed her from afar for he told them she was not dead but asleep! They laughed at him. How completely astonished they were when he told her to get up and she immediately stood up and began walking around!

Too late for Jesus? Not by a long shot!

Don’t EVER let ANYONE tell you that you’re “too far gone” for Jesus to help you! Things may seem hopeless. Others around you may even be laughing in disbelief. But the real truth is this. No matter what you’ve done… No matter where you’ve been… No matter how far you’ve fallen… It is NEVER “too late” for JESUS!

Let’s pray,

Jesus: You have the power to meet our deepest needs. No matter how bad things get… No matter how far gone or hopeless we may feel… Please help us to remember that it is never too late for us to come to you and for you to put things back into their rightful place. It is never too late for us to put things at your feet and under your control.

And we pray this in Jesus name. AMEN!

Thanks so much for joining us. May you have a very very good day and I hope to see you again tomorrow for day 14 of our ongoing series 40 days with Christ.

* New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


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