How Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter to life
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Who was Jairus?
Jairus was a very important man. His name means “whom God enlightens.”
Jairus lived in the city of Capernaum and was a ruler in the synagogue. The synagogue was the place where Jews congregated to learn the Word of God, worship God, and pray.
Jairus had a little daughter. She was twelve years old and his only child.
Jairus went to see Jesus because his daughter was very ill
Jairus loved his precious daughter very much and loved to play with her. One day, something terrible happened. Jairus’ daughter became very sick.
Jairus and his wife did all they could do. They even called the doctor, but he could not help her.
Jesus hurried to heal Jairus’ daughter
Seeing Jairus’ humility, and recognizing the emergency, Jesus instantly went along with Jairus. As he went, however, his progress was delayed because the people were crowding Him to be healed.
Meantime, he had to stop because the bleeding woman had touched his clothing to be healed.
A messenger reported that Jairus’ daughter had died
Jairus waited anxiously on Jesus. He became very distraught when a messenger came from his home and whispered in his ear:
Jairus, it’s too late. Your daughter has died. Don’t bother to let Jesus come to your home.
Jairus began to weep. Jesus, learning the news, placed his hand on his shoulder and said:
Don’t be afraid, Jairus. Believe and she shall be healed.
Jesus went along to Jairus’ house
Jesus was not perturbed. He knew exactly what He would do. When the Lord arrived at Jairus’ house, He met people weeping and wailing after the custom of the Jews.
Jesus told the mourners that the little girl was not dead, but sleeping. The people mocked Him when they heard those words.
Seeing their unbelief, Jesus asked the mourners to leave the room. He only allowed Peter, James, John, Jairus, and the child’s mother to remain.
Jesus went up to the bed and looked at the little girl. He took her by the hand and said, “Maid arise!”
Her spirit was in Heaven, but she instantly returned to her body and sat up.
Jairus and his wife were astonished to see their daughter alive again. Jesus told them to feed her and commanded them not to tell anyone about the miracle.
What can we learn from Jesus raising Jairus’ daughter to life?
We learn several things from this miracle:
- We must always tell Jesus about our problems, no matter how difficult they are.
- We must always believe God for a miracle, even if it seems as if all hope is gone.
- Jesus is always on time.
- Nothing is impossible for God to do.
Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter bible verses
40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.
41 And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus’ feet, he implored him to come to his house,
42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.
As Jesus went, the people pressed around him.
43 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone.
44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased.
45 And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!”
46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me.”
47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed.
48 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”
49 While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.”
50 But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.”
51 And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child.
52 And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.”
53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.
54 But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.”
55 And her spirit returned, and she got up at once. And he directed that something should be given her to eat.
56 And her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had happened – Luke 8:40-56.
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