Faith for the miraculous

41 He took her by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha koum!’ (which means ‘Little girl, I say to you, get up!’). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.
Mark 5:41-42

A synagogue ruler asks Jesus to come and heal his daughter who is dying. On the way, Jesus stops to heal someone else and reports come that the little girl is dead. “Don’t be afraid; just believe”, Jesus says to Jairus. Faith (believing God) is a crucial ingredient when we approach the subject of miracles. We must believe that God can and will do it.

They get to the house to much wailing and crying. Jesus tells them not to worry because the child is only sleeping and immediately the crying turns to laughter. So Jesus kicks them out of the house. He would rather not have unbelief hanging around at a time when God wants to do something powerful. Are you among those who have to be taken aside while the miracle takes place elsewhere lest you lower the faith levels in the room? Or are you kept close to the action because your faith is exactly what is needed in the situation? Think about that!

Jesus performs an amazing miracle and a twelve year old girl is raised to life again. She walks around and she grabs a bite to eat. Another outstanding miracle by Jesus. You and I would do well to read the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) and to take time to study and consider the miracles of Jesus. As we do that, hopefully our faith will grow because remember faith comes when we hear the Word of God.

This kind of faith is needed everyday because God wants to do miracles everyday. Let us believe and do not doubt and watch Jesus do amazing things in us and through us.



Resurrection power!

<blockquote><sup>1</sup> On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. <s

Behold the Son of God

<blockquote><sup>1</sup> After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

Get out of the boat

<sup>25</sup> Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. <sup>26</sup> When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were

Do not despise

<blockquote><sup>17</sup> ‘We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,’ they answered. <sup>18</sup> ‘Bring them here to me,’ he said

Demons believe and shudder!

<blockquote>When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all who were ill

Disease disempowered!

<blockquote><sup>1</sup> When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. <sup>2</sup> A man with leprosy came and knelt before

Water to wine