35 While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher any more?”
36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.
38 When they came to the home of the synagogue ruler, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.
39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.”
40 But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was.
41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).
42 Immediately the girl stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.
Walking in Faith: Reflections on Mark 5:35-42
Within this passage, we see the dichotomy within mankind: doubt and faith. Our own fears and even experiences can often times cause us to doubt in the power of our Lord as we even see in this story. However, we must remember that with God, nothing is impossible. No matter the situation, we need to rely more and more on our faith in the Almighty God, but of course, that is something that takes time and prayer as we live our lives.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us to never let our emotions or situations get the best of us. Although we may go through many things within our life, help us make the standard of our faith on Your unchanging faithfulness alone. Help us to grow and strengthen our faith so that we may be able to combat whatever situation that comes our way.
We humbly pray this in Jesus’ name,