May the Spirit of Christ enable us to consider two verses of scripture and personally apply them to our own case. The first is Mark 5:36. Jairus' little and only daughter was gravely ill. She died of her illness. Her death was especially troubling to her father for several reasons. First, because she was his only daughter. Second, because she was young, only about twelve years of age. Third, because she died after Jesus began to go with Jairus to his home where she lay sick, which would cast doubt on Jesus' power over death (John 11:25-26). And fourth, because besides the fears within, Jairus faced the disheartening words of an unbelieving messenger and the hypocritical mourning of unbelieving comforters.
Pastor Rick Warta