In Mark 5:22-43, is the story of Jesus, walking through town, “And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet and begged Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.” So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him. . . . [While they were going there] some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”
How are you doing about this? There is this lady in our community, a serious truster in Jesus, and her teenage son is in the depths of treatment for cancer. Most faith-full lady I’ve seen in many a day. She’s steadily sending progress reports on his treatment and condition; asking for continued prayer, praising God on the good days and on the bad. Literally makes me cry when I think about what she’s going through. We’re all still praying. He’s struggling, but still hanging in there. In no small part because his Momma is following Jesus’ instruction to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid, only believe.” She’s just not gonna stop trusting Jesus.