Luke 8:41-42,49-56

In the bustling town of Galilee, there lived a man named Jairus. He was no ordinary man; he was a leader of the synagogue, a respected figure whom people turned to in times of need. But even the most influential among us face moments of desperation.

Jairus had a beloved daughter, just twelve years old, who lay gravely ill. Despite all his knowledge and influence, he found himself helpless, not knowing where to turn. Have you ever felt like that? When everything seems beyond your control, and you’re left wondering where to find answers?

Who do you run to?

In our lives, we often have people we admire, heroes we look up to for guidance. But who do they turn to in times of trouble? Jairus, upon hearing of Jesus, ran to him without hesitation, falling at his feet and pleading for help. Even if you’ve only heard of Jesus through others, know that he is always there, waiting for you with open arms.

Jesus, moved by Jairus’ plea, agreed to go with him. Imagine, amidst a throng of people, Jesus chose to focus on the one—Jairus’ daughter. That’s how much he cares for each of us individually, no matter our worries or questions.


Trust the unseen.

But on the journey, news arrived that the girl had died. Isn’t it like that in our lives too? Just when we hope for a miracle, it seems all is lost. But Jesus reassured Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.” It’s a simple yet profound message. Trust in the unseen, for faith is the key to miracles.

Arriving at Jairus’ home, Jesus encountered mourning and disbelief. The crowd laughed when he proclaimed the girl was only asleep. In a world accustomed to death, Jesus brought a message of life. And sometimes, when we believe in Jesus, the world may mock us. But we can’t seek approval from a broken world; we follow the God of resurrection power.

”Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.“

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭23‬-‭27‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Then came the moment of truth. Jesus took the girl’s hand and commanded her to rise, and she did, alive and well. But notice, Jesus also instructed them to give her something to eat. It’s a reminder for us to nourish our spiritual selves with the bread of life, to prevent spiritual death.

So, what in your life seems dead but is only asleep? Relationships? Dreams? The call of God? Jesus is saying, “Get up!” And just as he restored Jairus’ daughter, he can revive what seems lost in our lives. All we need is faith—the kind that believes in miracles and feeds on the word of God.

Listen to the full message