When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes, he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. News of this spread through all that region.
The religious leader needed Jesus. He wasn’t worried about what his colleagues were saying. He didn’t care about breaking protocol. He wasn’t even worried about losing his position. His daughter had died and there was only one person who could help.
When Jesus entered the house, he told the professional mourners to leave. Their wailing turned to mocking laughter when Jesus told them that the girl was only sleeping. And then He raised the girl back to life. Just like that! Jesus took her by the hand and she got up!
It’s time to turn to Jesus and let Him raise you up. Stop worrying about what others may think. Turn to Jesus as the only one who can give you eternal life. Turn to Jesus as the only one who can cause your spiritually dead heart to start pumping again. God, who is rich in mercy, can make you alive in Christ even though you are dead in your sins. You need Jesus!
Father, thank You for Jesus who can raise me to life. Thank You for the gift of new life, which is available to me by trusting in Him. Thank You for making me alive in Christ. In His name. Amen.
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