Mark 5:35-43

35 While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”36 But overhearing[e] what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus[f]saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43 And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

One response to “Mark 5:35-43

  1. Do not fear, only believe. One of my favorite phrases in the whole Bible. This was spoken to the parents of a little girl who was dead. How could fear and sadness not overwhelm them. To put aside all this grief, to leave earthly cares behind, and look at Jesus with pure faith… could I have done this. Yet they did, and Jesus took their daughter and raised her to life.

    In all my circumstances, my sin, my selfishness, I need to only look to Jesus. I need not fear the grip sin has on me, or the weight of my rebellion, but just look at Jesus and believe. In Him is kindness, mercy, and strength that will deliver me and sustain me.

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