Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Picture Jesus talking to a group of people...

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?

It isn't.

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's never too late.


(From Mark 5:21-24, 35-43 / NLT)

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  1. I love this b/c when He comes on the scene...everything changes for the better. Have a great day out there Sharon...the best

  2. Another confirmation...God stirred me to pray life over some dead areas of my life and my families life just is time for for life to be restored...thanks for the confirming post, it ignates my prayers of faith in this area

  3. I love how Janette mentioned praying over dead areas. That's excellent. I tend to see a whole dead forest instead of the trees sometimes. I liked that conviction of breaking it down.

    And I loved your post. I thank my God for the believers who believe that this little girl can "get up" yet.

  4. I like how Jesus is always there at the right time and always knows what is the best thing we need!!


  5. Blessings and thank you Sharon!!!

    "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!!!"

    Holding on to this and I just LOVE your words, His Message, these Bible healings and MIRACLES!

    Love, peace, JOY and hope,

  6. Koum...Arise.

    This is good.

    Peace In Jesus,
    & remember, we are...
    Never Forsaken

  7. Just read this on another blog -

    CeCe Winans says: Faith is about how you live your life in the meantime, how you make decisions when you don’t know what’s next. What you do with yourself between the last time you heard from God and the next time you hear from God is the ongoing challenge of a life of faith.

    That is a good one isn't it?

  8. Nikki - Thanks for dropping by. I always love when you visit. Yes, Jesus changes EVERYTHING - I love that. He is the climax to the best love story of all time!

    Janette - How blessed I am to know that God used these words as a confirmation for you. Restoration is one of God's favorite things to do, you know!

    Debbie - Oh, I not only believe that you can get up, I believe you can and will RUN! There is nothing dead in you - maybe hibernating - but certainly not dead. I think your "winter" will end soon...

    Betty - He's the best, isn't He?? The best thing at the right time - who could ask for anything more?

    Peggy - Holding on to HOPE with you, dear friend. That is the life preserver that will carry us through this stormy life.

    Never Forsaken - WELCOME!! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me a comment - and thank you for joining me on the journey. I loved this word KOUM. I got chills when I pictured Jesus saying it to me - "Arise"

    Sandie - That is excellent. Faith is sight in the darkness, certainty in the confusion. Love it...


  9. Hi Sharon -

    YOu expressed, "He can mend the most divided relationships, heal the most broken hearts, transform the most crooked lives.

    "He is the living definition of Hope."

    Hearty Amens indeed.

    Note: Please pray for me, Sharon...thank you.

  10. Sandra - First and foremost, I will continue to be praying for you. Hoping that you're OK. (I'm sending you an email, so you can contact me if you need to).

    What would we do without the Author of all Hope?? He is the only thing worth holding on to - sometimes I grip Him like a life preserver in the midst of a very stormy sea!



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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