20/03/11

Qualities of Jairus

Luke 8:41 - And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesusí'feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:


In today's message we see an excellent example in Jairus of courage, faith and patience.

Jairus was introduced as ruler of a synagogue. One should understand the main people connected with the synagogues which were the Pharisees, and Jesus was not in good books with them. What we see that though Jairus had faith he showed a lot of courage to demonstrate that faith by coming and pleading Jesus to come to his house and heal his near dead daughter with bothering about the reaction of the Pharisees.

Another thing we need to take note from Jairus is that when Jesus Okayed to come with him and started to walk towards his house, they had this incident of the woman with an issue of blood meeting them. Jesus must have taken sometime with this woman and we do not see anywhere written between this time Jairus being anxious and telling Jesus to hurry up and not to waste time with the woman.

In his faith in Jesus, Jairus trusted Jesus to take care of the problem with his daughter even in the worst scenario.

Today the Lord is telling us to have these qualities of Jairus. We may be having faith in the Lord but we also need to show courage and abide in the Lord even if we may have the whole world coming against us. We should also have trust in God, when we have done our part of reaching out to Him and abiding in Him then He will surely take care of all that is necessary to settle our problems.


[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, help us to be like Jairus when he showed faith, patience and courage. You did not disappoint him and we know You will not disappoint us too. You test us at time but You never fall our trust. Lord, as these times when You have assured us safe pass through these times of calamity we desperately need these qualities of Jairus....

This we ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[ Reference Scripture ]
Luke 8:41-56
41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.


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