Remember, Jesus was on His way to heal Jairus’ daughter.
On the way, He had the encounter with the woman that was healed by touching His cloak.
As He is speaking to the woman, the “plot thickens”…
While He was still speaking, they came from the house of the synagogue official, saying,
“Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?”
Can you imagine?
It was too late.
The girl had died.
Had Jesus been too slow?
Had the woman delayed Him?
Was it too late as those from the official’s house thought?
They suggested to cease “troubling” Jesus.
What did Jesus say?
But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official,
“Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.”
Jesus told the official to fear not.
In the face of death, fear not.
In the face of fear, fear not.
In the face of failure, fear not.
What was the “antidote” to fear?
The official had believed before.
He had faith to know that Jesus could heal his daughter by a touch.
He had requested such.
That was the reason they were on their way.
Jesus was telling the official to keep believing, regardless of report or circumstance.
So should we.
Trust in the Lord…regardless…
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