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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, June 24


Mark 5: 21-42


verse 36: Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid, just believe.”


Jesus had been approached by Jairus, a synagogue ruler, to help with his sick daughter. On the way to the ruler’s home, the crowd is pushing in from all sides, and Jesus stops to ask who had touched his clothes. He stops and speaks to the woman, knowing she has been healed. Just then some men come to tell Jairus his daughter has died- they are too late. About this time I would be ready to strangle anyone who got in my way, if I were Jairus. Jesus has been delayed by the crowd, and now his daughter is dead. But there is no mention in the passage of Jairus’ reaction at this time. Jesus speaks to him, “Don’t be afraid, just believe.” How often do I lose faith because things take a turn for the worse? This is the most important time to exercise our faith. I must believe, always, in God’s promises. This is what faith is all about. It is an easy thing to believe in an expected outcome. But Jesus asks us to believe in what we haven’t seen.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Holy Lord, You ask me to have faith, and I will do my best. This takes practice for me, as you know. May my heart be a good home for you. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Mark 5: 21-42 


This is one of my favorite scriptures about faith and the miracle of the healings that Jesus performs ( may I say he doesn’t bat an eye) I asked myself What is faith ? I must believe that God exists, and that he loves me so much that he sent Jesus to save me. Second, I must trust in Christ’s salvation, put my life into his hands, and believe not only that Jesus can save me, he will. So faith is complete trust in God for my entire life. We see here how faith took Jairus from a life of fear to peace. We see how faith took the woman from a life of sufferin…

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David
David
24 jun 2021

Mark 5:21-42


28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”


This is the essence of faith. She didn’t feel that she had to talk to Jesus, to plead with Him. Being in His presence was all that was needed. This reminded me of the Upper Room reading for yesterday from Matthew 18:3 Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” We can’t analyze, we can’t rationalize, just know that God is there for us.


Dear Lord, I hope, with your help, to have the faith that I had when a child. It was a very long time ago but I…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
24 jun 2021

Mark 5:34. Jesus said to her, “daughter, you took a risk a faith and now you’re healed and whole. Live well, live blessed! Be healed of your plague. (The Message) I have read and written about these verses before and wasn’t sure what more I could say. I read a few commentaries and decided to concentrate on “you took a risk of faith. “This woman only knew what she may have heard from others, yet she took that “risk of faith “ and hoped for and got the healing she so desperately needed. How brave she was knowing she was going against the law of uncleanliness and actually touching another person. How often do we hold back thinking we shouldn’t bothe…

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Tom
Tom
24 jun 2021

Mark 5:36 - “Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, ’Don’t be afraid, just believe.’”


We are specifically told Jesus ignored those who told Jairus to give up. This is one of the many “fear not” verses in Scripture. Faith lends us strength to deal with our struggles, confident in the knowledge that we are in God’s hands. The world around us is quick reject faith and and hunker down into a selfish “looking out for number one” mentality. Such a worldview forgets that without Christ we can do nothing.


Prayer - Jesus, healer and miracle-worker, I want to be free of fear and just believe. Help my unbelief. Amen


TAA

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