Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Why trouble? The teacher? Why bother? There's no use anymore. Those are some of the words that Jairus heard. They were words of despair, sound of despair. That's the sound that Jairus was facing, the unimaginable was happening. His 12 year old girl was dying. And so Jairus reaches out in faith hoping that Jesus might have some answer, that he might be able to do something. But on that journey of faith, where he's reaching out, he hears those words, your daughter is dead. There's no use troubling the teacher now. Fear and despair, always want to have the last word. They want to convince us that there's no use anymore. There's no use reaching out to God anymore, turning to God anymore. But fear will not have the last word. Jesus has the last word. And he tells Jairus, what he tells you. And what he tells me. He says, Don't be afraid. Just have faith.
Jesus wouldn't let anyone go into that room with him except Peter, James, John, Mom and Dad. This was a private meeting. This is a private place where the God of all creation meets with us in private, in our darkest, most hopeless places, that's where he is. That's where we can expect to meet him in the valley of the shadow of death. That's where he'll be meeting with us in private? And the answer to all of our most private fears, and most hopeless places., Is Jesus presence with us, and the hope of the resurrection. That hope is the only answer for this most dark and private of places. Jesus and the resurrection. So Jesus speaks the word in that place. Little girl, get up Talitha Kaume. It's the answer that we're all looking for. And it's the answer that he alone gives. So let's prepare ourselves to join with him, like Peter, James and john did, so that we might participate with him as he meets with men and women and boys and girls, as they're facing their darkest, most private of fears. Let us participate with him and watch and see what he will do. That's the prayer that I have for my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife, and my daughters, my son. And that's the prayer that I have for you. May I be so