FROM DESPERATION TO CELEBRATION
There is a story within the story here. We're going to take the first part of the story now, and we'll go back and pick up the middle part later, because in the middle part of this story is Jesus raising Jairus' daughter. The woman who's been sick for twelve years with a hemorrhage is also healed. But I want to just address that as a separate story and we'll take the raising of Jairus' daughter now. Mark 5:21: "When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a great multitude gathered about Him; and He stayed by the seashore. And one of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and upon seeing Him, fell at His feet, and entreated Him earnestly, saying, 'My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, that she may get well and live.' And lie went off with him; and a great multitude was following Him and pressing in on Him." (Verse 35) "While He was still speaking, they came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, 'Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?' But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, 'Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.' And He allowed no one to follow with Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. And they came to the house of the synagogue official; and He beheld a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing. And entering He said to them, 'Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.' And they were laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He took along the child's father and mother and His own companions and entered the room where the child was. And taking the child by the hand, He said to her, 'Little girl, I say to you, Arise!' And immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded. And He gave them strict orders that no one should know about thi ...
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