Just Believe - By Esther Campbell
Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
One of the Synagogue leaders named Jairus came to Jesus and said, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”(Mark 5:23)
Jesus was on his way to heal his daughter but He was interrupted with other’s needs and got delayed in reaching to Jairus ‘ daughter on time. She was dead, they said (Mark 5:35). Jesus said, “The child is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him (Mark 5:40). Jesus took her hand and asked her to get up and she stood up immediately (Mark 5:41-42).
Jairus who was full of faith came to Jesus for healing for his daughter. But Jesus got delayed and many got disappointed and laughed. Jairus waited and believed. Importantly he continued to walk with Him even with His delay.
Are we willing to wait for God to answer our prayers?
Trusting God is, trusting His timing. Embrace His timing and be empowered. Even the dead will come to life.
Delay is as much as part of God’s plan as the promise itself.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Christian faith. Without the resurrection, the belief in God's saving grace and mercy through Jesus is void.
When Jesus rose from the dead, he proved his divinity as the Son of God and his works of atonement, redemption, reconciliation, and salvation.
The resurrection was a real, physical raising of Jesus’ body from the dead. He has overcome death as those who believe in Him will have eternal life.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."( John 3:16)
Happy Easter, everyone!