Do Not Be Afraid
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36
Jairus had only one option left. All of the treatments were unsuccessful. The only thing left was to hope and pray for a miracle. Falling at the feet of Jesus he pleaded for the life of his daughter. Jesus agreed to follow Jairus to his home. Maybe there was still hope. Fighting their way through the crowd they had no time to spare. But then the news the synagogue leader feared the most came, his daughter had died. In that moment everything was lost. Like the darkest cloud imaginable, complete and utter despair fell upon this grieving, broken hearted father.
Yet in the midst of that darkness the Light of the World, Jesus Christ speaks and says “Do not be afraid only believe.” Jairus’ story wasn’t over and neither is yours. What was dead was about to come to life.