This post is a Spiritual spin-off from the sermon preached at my church this morning by (my new favorite Pastor) Pastor Jim+
The worried: Jairus, leader of the synagogue.
Knowing that his daughter is sick and dying, Jairus falls before the feet of Jesus as he passes by in the temple. He begs Jesus to follow him home to heal to his daughter. Upon arrival, the family is distraught, wailing in grief as the daughter is undeniably dead. They laugh at Jesus as he enters the house announcing that the girl is not dead, but sleeping.
The sick: Unnamed woman, doctors unable to treat or cure years of hemmoraging. She is cast out of the community as she is considered unclean.
Hearing that Jesus is in town, the unclean woman goes against the community chastisement and squeezes in amongst the crowd knowing that if she could just touch the fringe of his robe, she will be healed. Jesus felt the power leave him and he asked, “Who touched me?” Seeing the crowd pressing in on Jesus, the disciples noted that pretty much everyone around him had touch him. Fearfully, the woman steps forward and admits she touched Jesus.
The dead: Daughter of Jairus.
As the wailing of family members can be heard throughout the home, Jesus excuses everyone but her parents, Peter, James and John. Jesus took the the girl by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). At this command, they were completely astonished.
Are you the worried, the sick or the dead?
Are you the scoffer of a miracle?
Are you the one with faith in Jesus?
In these accounts, Jesus met the needs of a man, a woman and a child. This proves that nobody is discriminated from the healing power of Jesus. Jesus offers worry-free living, healing, and life abundant. Seek Him while He may be found. Pass by the scoffers and have faith.
Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”