“And behold there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name… I pray thee come and lay thy hands on her…and she shall live” (22-23)

It is important to understand the significance of a man like Jairus coming to Jesus. The Bible states that Jairus was a ruler in the synagogue. In that day a ruler in the synagogue was recognized and respected as a man of authority among the Jews. Other Jewish rulers who visited Jesus, such as Nicodemus (Jn3:1-2) did so secretly and under the cover of night because of the tradition of the day. He and others like him who came to Jesus, held a position of prestige and were respected in the religious community. When they dared to break tradition, they risked losing a great deal. For a Jewish ruler such as Jairus to go to Jesus was quite dramatic. First of all, he went to Jesus in broad daylight in front of a large crowd. When he did so, he risked losing his job and his position in society. Not only did he go to Jesus in public, but he publicly asked Jesus to heal his daughter, which meant Jairus believed that Jesus was the Messiah. Jesus had already been rejected at that time by the religious community. Yet, Jairus didn’t care about losing his position if he could just save his daughter’s life.

PRAYER LINE: The Lord is pleased when giving is Not measured by amounts; Our attitude and sacrifice are what really counts – Sper.

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Submit to God, and you will have peace then things will go well for you (Job 22:21NLT)

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