Matthew 9:18-19 ” While He was saying this, a ruler came and knelt before Him and said, ‘My daughter has just died. But come and put Your hand on her, and she will live.’ Jesus got up and went with him, and so did His disciples.”

Jairus was the president of the Jewish synagogue in Capernaum and a very distraught father.  He had watched as life ebbed out of his beloved little daughter.  Nothing they did had made any difference, and now he felt she was beyond human help.  So in desperation, Jairus ran to find Jesus.  No longer full of pompous formality, ego, or pride, he was sprinting to find the only person he believed could change his daughter’s hopeless condition.  It says he threw himself down at Jesus’ feet and begged Him to come and lay hands on her…”so she will be healed and live.”  What faith came from this unlikely man who had nothing left but to put his trust in Jesus.

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