Week 17

Week 17

Picture this: a fearful father, noisy throngs, delay and urgent expectations, a bad report, weeping women, mockery and a dead girl. I would consider that a climate of confusion and death. But Jesus never seems to bat an eye at current climates. Instead he just keeps moving forward, leaking out resurrection power at every step. He sees through storms as if they are mere curtains to be pulled back on a sunny day. 

And he trusts only 3 friends to join Him. Not so that they could pray, but so they could witness the simplicity of His resurrection power. Don’t be afraid, just believe. And then simply, “Get up” and a hand up. 

Understand the power of His resurrection working in you and life will happen. Resurrection looks for dead things.

Mark 5:35-42 NIV & Ephesians 5:14

While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?” Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!” ). Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 

 (To study at some point: 12 tribes, 12 disciples, issue of blood 12 years, Talitha is 12 years old.)

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