Mark 5:21-43, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”
If the Lord had not been on my side, I would have been consumed. His presence always assures me that everything will be fine even if I don’t see it. I don’t have to understand it, all I have to do is only believe, All things are possible with God. My faith is not so much grounded on “He will”, may faith is grounded on “He can”. It does no matter whether He did not appear when I really needed Him, all that matters is that He is here now and nothing is too difficult for Him. Instead of accusing Him for not coming in time, we should say, “Lord we are glad You are here”.
Mark 5:38, “Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept loudly”. Do not act like you don’t have no problem. Admit that you have a problem but confess that there is a way out. I believe that wherever there is an entrance, there will be an outlet, all we need to do is find it. Admitting is recognizing there is a will to change. Now Jesus did not come to have a funeral service, He came to do the impossible. Mark 5:39, “When He came in, He said to them, Why make this commotion and weep? the child is not dead, but sleeping”. Was Jesus naïve to really see that this child was dead? If Jesus is life, this was no match to Him, He compares it to sleeping. The mourners were looking at the natural, they were not seeing that the One who conquered death and had power over the situation. It was as if to say to them, “I wish you would see what I see, you see it as dead, I’m seeing it as an opportunity to perform a miracle”. May the Lord give us the eyes (faith in God) to see things as He sees them.
The problem today is that we hang out with people who don’t believe and they speak discouragements in us saying, “there is no way it will happen“, sooner or later we believe a lie. Jesus had the same people surround Him and He knew them. He closed out everyone who made fun of the miracle to be done and only brought to the inner circles those who had faith to believe. Mark 5:40, “And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying”. Surround yourself with people who will boost your faith over your need. Share with them what your need is, let them assist you pray over it by faith.
Mark 5:41, “Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise”. Two wonderful things I picked from this line, Jesus not only wants to do something in our lives, He wants to touch us too. His touch brings warmth and assurance. Go to the hospitals, you will see that most patients just need someone to either hold their hands or just hold them. The second thing from this line, He did not speak about the girl, but He spoke to the girl. I don’t know who can speak to a dead thing and it hears him, only Jesus can. However dead the situation is, if He speaks, the dead thing will hear His voice. We speak to people and animals that can hear us and they do what we say sometimes, Jesus speaks to that which does not exist or if it exists, no matter if it’s alive or dead and has ears or no ears they will still hear His voice. He is so awesome. I will not even share the outcome of the story, there is nothing impossible with Him.
What I’m I saying as I conclude, It’s not over until God says so. He is the God who keeps time, strive to see things the way He sees them, and know that there is nothing impossible with Him. Blessings Evans