Matthew 9:18-19, 23-26
Mark 5: 21-24, 35-43
Luke 8:40-42, 49-56
Mark 5:36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid, just believe.”
Jairus approaches Jesus asking for help for his daughter who is dying. In one account, Jairus tells Jesus she has already died, and in two accounts someone else finds them on their way and tells them they are too late, the daughter is already dead. Jesus tells Jairus, “Don’t be afraid, just believe.” Just believe. That is the most important thing. Regardless of the outcome of the event, we must go on believing. I think I have always thought the command to ”believe” always meant you had to believe and have strong faith in order to experience miracles. But today I am seeing this differently. I must keep on believing and having faith. If I ask for a miracle and don’t see one, I cannot lose faith. God will not let me go.
Holy One, I believe in you. I know you are there for me, even when I do not see the miracles happening all around me. I am blessed by your grace and love. Amen
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