Luke 8:40-56 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him...
Jairus comes to Jesus pleading for his daughter's recovery. Why? Because he believes that Jesus can save her life. But then he gets word that his daughter has died and his mindset concerning the situation and Jesus changes. So much so that when Jesus tells Jairus and his wife that their daughter "is not dead but sleeping" they laugh. "And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead" (vs. 53).
Wow, what's up with that? I considered that question and came to this conclusion--that Jairus and his wife believed that something was significant about Jesus and that he could help their situation, but they didn't yet believe in Jesus as the Son of God and the Messiah.
There are a lot of people today in the same place spiritually as Jairus and his wife. They may say they believe in God or a higher power, they may respect Jesus, be intrigued by Him, even acknowledge that his life was significant. But, they don't know and believe in Jesus. They haven't received Him as Savior.
We all know people who aren't saved. So who is it in your circle of influence (friends, family, co-workers) that needs to be introduced to Jesus as Savior? Whose name or face just came to your mind? Would you make it a priority to talk with them about Jesus this week? You can do it. Ask God to help you and give you the right opportunity and words. Then follow through with it. Tami W.
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