“And behold there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him (Jesus) he fell at His feet” (Mk5:22) Jairus was a ruler in the synagogue, a leader and a role model in his community. He was someone to be respected and honoured because of the position he held. Yet, when he saw Jesus, the Bible tells us he fell at his feet. His action was totally against Jewish tradition and culture, and to do it in public was totally unacceptable. (Jn13:6-8) Peter was so bound to the Jewish mentality and   tradition that at first he refused to allow Jesus to wash his feet. Tradition had a strong influence upon him and in Peter’s mind, anyone who bowed down before anyone was a slave. But Jesus answered Peter firmly when He said “If I wash thee not, thou hast no part of me.” When Jairus, a Jewish ruler in the synagogue bowed at Jesus’ feet – not secretly but publicly- he demonstrated his strength to stand against tradition and the power it once held over his life. He cared more about his daughter’s welfare than anything else in life. He broke through power of tradition and did not allow it to hinder him in his quest for a miracle for his daughter. (Benny Hinn)

PRAYER LINE: O Father, with all my heart I ask that You will prevent me from becoming a block to Your Spirit. Make me a channel through whom the Holy Spirit can flow I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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Guide me in your truth and teach me, for You are God my Saviour. (Ps 25:5)

 

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