Mark 5:35-36 While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”
Through these two verses two (2) statements are declared.
The first statement declared by people to Jairus stated your daughter is dead, why trouble the Teacher any further?
The second statement was declared by Jesus: Do not afraid, only believe.
Two statements with two different messages.
The first statement (Your daughter is dead) creates discouragement, sadness, anxiety, fear, worry, despair.
The second statement (Do not be afraid, only believe) creates courage, joy, serenity, strength, tranquility, hope.
Two statements of information were addressed to Jairus, ruler of the Synagogue regarding his daughter’s illness after he went to Jesus asking him to heal her. Unfortunately, while Jesus on the road travelling to Jairus people first told Jairus his daughter was dead. What sadness! But Jairus then heard from Jesus, “do not be afraid, only believe.”
Jesus’ word gave Jairus hope.
Perhaps you are facing a difficult situation, and you need words of encouragement. What word do you trust? The Word of God is trustworthy.
Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4.
Jesus came to Jairus and resurrected his daughter. Do you want Jesus to intervene in your life? Accept his invitation.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Word of Jesus! What is your burden? God can help you carry it. Trust him.
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