Mark 4:21-24 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.
Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came there. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with him.
“My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.
Mark 4:35 While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher any more?”
Luke 8:50 “But Jesus…”
Mark 36-40 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. When they came to the home of the synagogue ruler, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep. But they laughed at him.
2 Corinthians 5:8 “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.”
Phil 1:21 “to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
Mark 5:40-42 After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum! (which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). Immediately the girl stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.
This Story:1. Shows how Jesus delivers us from death.
1 Corinthians 15:54, When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
1 Corinthians 15:55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
2. Shows how Jesus works in our daily lives.
Psalm 9:19 “You, O LORD, have never forsaken those who trust in you.”