Two things that amaze me
Jairus and recognizing divinity in Jesus
I want to think like the world briefly to explain Jairus ‘predicament. Jairus has a twelve year old daughter who was ill and at the point of death. Now the bible does not say what Jairus’ idea of Jesus was before his daughter fell ill but he had certainly heard about Jesus. All kinds of people talked about Him and the good that He did (you know those who have experienced His goodness like me) and they also talked about what they considered His badness (the people who had experienced his shining like the Pharisees) they talked about his eating and drinking with sinners, they called him traitor, drunkard, friends of sinners and everything that went against their religion. But when Jairus daughter was at the point of death, Jairus went looking for this man Jesus.
You might not know the gravity of what Jairus did if you did not understand that Jairus was a leader of the synagogue. The synagogue were the Jews who were pissed that Jesus was making himself equal with God and they were convinced that he was doing His wonders by Beelzebub; they were planning to kill him and even attacked him a couple of times but Jesus always slipped out among them.
Jairus went into the public streets and bowed before Jesus, he put His confidence in the kindness of Jesus and he acknowledged His divinity. Jews bow to no one (Do you remember Mordecai from the book of Esther and the story of the three Hebrew boys; they are pretty popular because of their stand), well Jairus publicly acknowledged that Jesus was God.
I have two questions for you
1. Have you acknowledged publicly that Jesus is God?
2. What does that mean to you?
There is a grace that sustains and there is a grace that brings one out of situations, you need to be able to look out for the two and recognize them when you see it.
To be cont’d (I didn't get around to saying the second thing that amazed me about Jairus)