Passage: Luke 8:49~56  

Key verse: 50

Jairus had put his faith in Jesus to heal his ill daughter. But when he heard the news of his daughter’s death and bad advice not to bother Jesus anymore, his hope was wiped away. He feared that death was the end. Jairus’ faith was put to the test. Jesus said to him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Jesus wanted him to simply entrust everything into Jesus’ hands. Jesus wanted him to believe that Jesus had power over life and death. Sometimes we can be caught between, “Don’t bother Jesus anymore” and “Just believe.” Faith is to continue having hope in Jesus even in hopeless situations.

The people at Jairus' house were wailing and mourning for the dead girl. When Jesus told them that the girl was asleep, they laughed at him. Jesus went in with his three disciples and the parents to plant the resurrection faith and make them witnesses of it. At Jesus’ word and touch, the girl’s spirit returned, and she stood up. Jairus received his daughter back from death. Jesus proved that he has power over death. In Jesus, death is not the end. He came to rescue us from the power of sin and death.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for Jesus who came to rescue us from the power of sin and death. Help us just believe.

One Word: Just believe