DESPERATE XS CALL 4 DESPERATE
Scripture: Matthew 9:18-26 As Jesus was saying this, the leader (Jairus) of a synagogue came and bowed down before Him.
(Mark 5:21-43 states "fell down before Him pleading".)
(Luke 8:40-56 writes "fell at Jesus' feet".)
(Jairus) said, "My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live. Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples.
Luke tells us when they were on their way, someone came to tell Jairus, "Your daughter is dead". But Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid, just believe".
(I am skipping to verse 23:)
When Jesus came into the official's house, and saw the flute players and the crowd in noisy disorder, He said, "Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep."
And they began laughing at Him.
But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and took her by the hand, and the girl got up. This news spread throughout all that land.
Mark's gospel tells about Jesus sending all the people outside except the parents and his disciples. They went into the room where the girl was lying. Jesus took her hand and said "Get up, little girl!"
But it was Luke's gospel that gave me chills! Jesus took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up". "Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up."
Her spirit returned?! Where was it? Was it already in heaven?
According to the Gospel of Mark, Jesus said to her "Talitha cumin" which is Aramaic. That was the common language of the common people. It means
"Little Lamb". Then came His word of authoritative command, "Arise".
Her spirit had left but Jesus knew she could hear Him. His voice, although inside a room, could penetrate and reach to wherever she was. She heard His voice. She was in a Spirit world and she knew Who called her. She obeyed immediately. Then the text tells us she rose up and walked. Luke the physician tells us Jesus commanded that she be given something to eat.
Jesus was there beside Jairus that day, walking with Him. He also walks with us when we believe and become a Christian. He also tells us "Don't be afraid, just believe". The precious Holy Spirit is also called the Spirit of Jesus (Philippians 1:19 NRSV and Acts 16:7 NASB).
Are you a Christian? Then the Spirit of Jesus lives within you. You don't have to be afraid. Just believe. Spend time in God's Word and in prayer. You will be strengthened and be at peace.