Mar. 17. Jairus’ Daughter Raised and Woman Healed

Mt. 9:18-26; Mk. 5:22-43; Lk. 8:41-56

Even though many of the Jews had ridiculed Jesus and some had wanted to kill Him, there was Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, who believed in Him. Jairus fell at the feet of Jesus and begged Him to come and heal his twelve-year-old daughter who was near death.

As they traveled to Jairus’ home, a great multitude followed closely to Jesus. Among this crowd was a woman who had a flow of blood and had spent all that she had on doctors and was only getting worse. She believed that if she could only touch the hem of His garment, she would be cured. This woman acted on her faith and was healed.

Messengers came and told Jairus that his daughter was dead, but Jesus said, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”

When they arrived at the home, Jesus took Peter, James, John and the girl’s parents into the room. He took her by the hand and told her to arise and she arose immediately.