He is approached by the leader of a synagogue, Jairus. The man kneels.
"My daughter has just died," he said, "but you can bring her back to life again if you just come and lay your hand on her."
So Jesus and His disciples get up and go with him. Along the way, He is delayed by a woman with a bleeding problem. She is healed by her faith.
Of course, right at this pinnacle moment, messengers arrive from Jairus' house. They tell him, "Your daughter is dead. There's no use troubling the Teacher now."
But Jesus overhears them and says to Jairus, "Don't be afraid. Just have faith."
When Jesus arrives at the official's home, he sees much commotion and hears wailing and funeral music.
Jesus speaks to the crowd:
"Get out! The girl isn't dead; she's only asleep."
The crowd laughs at Him, but He makes them all leave.
Then Jesus - along with the girl's mother and father, and Peter, James, and John - goes into the room where the girl is lying.
Holding her hand, He says: "Talitha koum" - which means, "Little girl, get up!"
And the girl immediately stood up and walked around!
Dear friends, haven't we all at some point in our lives felt dead, and beyond all hope? Haven't people laughed and doubted - taunting that it was "too late" for us?
Jesus always arrives on time, and He is the Master at resurrecting "dead" things - reviving them, restoring them, revitalizing them. He can mend the most divided relationships, heal the most broken hearts, transform the most crooked lives.
He is the living definition of Hope.
Pray for Him to bring back to life those "dead" things in your life.
He can do it...it's never too late.
(From Mark 5:21-24, 35-43 / NLT)
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