a.m.: Mark 5:21-34 p.m.: Joshua 21:43-45

After healing the woman, some servants of Jairus told their master his daughter had died and so he might as well leave Jesus. If Jesus were a mere man, this would’ve been a reasonable thing to do, but Jesus wasn’t merely a man. Their response demonstrated they didn’t really know who Jesus was. Jesus told Jairus to believe in him, and Jairus did just that. Jarirus continued with Jesus back to his home, along with Peter, James and John. Jesus was careful who the witnesses to his next miracle would be. He dismissed the professional mourners, and then demonstrates his uniqueness – with a word Jairus’ daughter is reanimated, she has been brought back to life. This same God who said “Let there be…” at the beginning, now says “Get up”, and at his command it happens. He is not content just to leave it at that though, for Jesus shows his compassion by remembering the important things amongst the commotion of the celebration – he requests food for the girl.

Similarly, Jesus is uniquely able to save us from death, to save us from our sin, if we turn to him and believe in him. With the same creating power he is able take us as we are and to make us a new creation, not leaving us as we are, but supplying his Spirit for our spiritual growth.

So the LORD gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there. The LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their forefathers. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the LORD handed all their enemies over to them. Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. Josh 21:43-45

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