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Only believe!

Scripture reading for February 16th:  Mark 5

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Mark 5:35-36  “While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler.  “Your daughter is dead,” they said.  “Why bother the Teacher any more?  Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid, just believe.”

Jairus had come in faith to Jesus for healing of a daughter that he knew was dying.  Jesus had responded and went with him to minister to his daughter.  On the way, another hurting woman reached out and touched Jesus’ garment and He felt divine healing power flow from that exchange.  He stopped and after identifying the woman, declared that her faith had healed her.  But bad news arrived from Jairus’ home–his daughter was dead!  The servant told him not to bother Jesus any more!

As Jairus was contemplating what to do, Jesus spoke a simple word of encouragement:  “Don’t be afraid, just believe.”  Believers must never feel that bringing a need to Jesus is bothering Him in any way!  We must hold onto our trust and press on.  Simply resting in Christ Jesus brings us peace and fear must leave!

Observations for over-comers:  Even in the face of an impossible situation, running to Jesus in faith is the answer to receiving a miracle!  In the face of bad reports, we cling to our faith to see it become sight!  “In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from Your sight!”  Yet You heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help.  Love the Lord, all His saints!  The Lord preserves the faithful, . . .”  (Psalms 31:22-23)


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