My Room With Him

May 24:2019

While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” …When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying. Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.
Mark 5:35, 39-42

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Jesus was called to attend to a dying child who, shortly, became a dead child. Once she was pronounced dead, all hope was lost by the family and friends who heard this verdict; their loud wailing and crying followed. 

It is at this point that Jesus makes His entry. He asks the crowd, except the parents and his core team, to leave the room. With no theatricals, He simply holds her hand and calls her spirit back into her body. At this point, there is an even greater sound of rejoicing as shouts of joy come from the room. The room must have gone from pin-drop silence in anticipation of what Jesus was going to do to thunderous shouting!

The emotion of the room would have been similar to that experienced by the audiences of a World Cup football match where the winner is being determined by a penalty shoot-out with millions of eyes glued to TV sets worldwide, all in anticipation of the winning goal. The minute this twelve-year-old girl coughed as she came back to life, crazy praise erupted in the room.

Brethren, like the little girl, we have Jesus in our rooms also. He is not only with us, but He is also in us. That experience of peace, joy and hope can be ours daily when we understand that He is always in the room with us to hold our hands and lift us up.

Beloved, the Bible says He will never leave you or forsake you, and with this being the case, you must rejoice in Him always. Because He is in our rooms and in our lives, this makes all the difference to how we live. Hallelujah!


Additional Scripture Reference(s): Deuteronomy 31:6 Hebrews 13:5

Prayer & Confession of Faith

Lord, You have promised that You will never leave or forsake me. I believe Your word. I know You are always with me to lift me up and guide me. Thank You for loving me. Amen!

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