Simplistic Words so Powerful
February 25, 2020: SOAP #3736: Numbers 19-20; Psalm 28; Mark 5
Scripture: Mark (NIV) 5:35 While Jesus was stillspeaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler.“Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don't beafraid; just believe.”
Observation: 'Don't be afraid; just believe.' Such simple words to such a great need. Jairus had come looking for Jesus because hisdaughter was sick. In addition, he hadjust received news that his daughter had died. Now he is told, not to be afraid and to just believe. What he had feared had already happened. His daughter was dead.
Application: What makes the simplistic words so powerfulis Who was speaking them. It was noneother than Jesus, God's Son, the Living Word of God, the Creator of the universe! When He speaks, 'Don't be afraid; justbelieve,' I can rest assured that He has a plan!
Prayer: Lord, let me hear Your words. Help me understand Your words. When I recognize your voice and understand Yourwords, my life changes. The thingsaround me change. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!