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Jesus Doesn't Want To Heal You…

 

Jairus sprinted out of his house.
His baby girl was dying.
She was 12.
On deaths door.
She needed a healing.
So her daddy ran as fast as he could to the only one who He knew could heal.
Sprinting through the city he finds Jesus surrounded by others in need of MORE and begs Him…
“My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
His heart was racing.
It was in his chest.
Pounding I’m sure.
Out of breath.
Hoping.
Begging.
Praying?

The crowd grew bigger as Jarius directed Jesus through the streets.
They could not get home fast enough.
Then the crowd swallowed up Jesus completely.
A woman touched the fabric of Jesus and He stopped.
“Who touched me?”
Jarius was probably begging Jesus.
Please hurry.
But Jesus finished when the woman had revealed herself…
“Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

Had this woman stolen his daughters healing?
Jarius ran off again.
Pleading for Jesus to follow.
They had lost valuable time.

Pushing.
Begging.
Running.
Jarius and Jesus barely left the crowd when Jarius saw some friends.
With despair and sadness in their face, Jairus knew before they opened their mouths.
Fear.
Weight.
Realization.
Darkness.
Death.
“Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”

They were too late.
It had taken too long…
It was over.

Her healing was over…

But…

Her resurrection was just beginning.

God had much bigger plans for Jarius and his daughter.
Much bigger.

When they got to his house Jesus looked at the girl and said…
“Little girl, I say to you, get up!”
And she got up.

She got up.

She got up.

Jarius was hoping for a healing.
What he got instead…
Was a resurrection.

We hope for healing in so many areas of our lives.
When Jesus wants to give us something so much bigger.
Complete death of our old selves, pains, relationships, and fears.
He doesn’t want to heal you.
He wants to resurrect you.

4 more days…
Sunday is coming…
Resurrection is coming…
Los

Adapted from Mark 5:21-43

  • This is cool. I was just doing a lesson plan on the subject of unanswered prayers when this popped up on my twitter-feed. I had forgotten that story! Thanks, I needed it!

  • BriAnne

    Thank you for posting this.. gonna pass it on… this is a major 2×4 in thinking… had never thought of it as ressurection vs healing…. got to do a bit more processing on this.. thanks for helping to change my thoughts…

  • Sarah

    I ab

  • Sarah

    What I meant to say was I absolutely love love love this! It’s so true God’s plans are always so much bigger and better then we could ever imagine! 🙂

  • well told!

  • Dawn

    One of the things that has always been most striking to me in this passage is not only that Jairus got resurrection when he asked for healing, but that he got to see, from a front row seat, Jesus’ mercy toward the least. That in his waiting, he got to know more of who Jesus was. That has made me really examine times of waiting to see how Jesus is revealing himself.

  • beautiful!

  • Thanks Carlos! Sunday’s coming!

  • Ari-Amber

    Where is the “like” button? Scratch that… the “LOVE” button?

  • Jim

    Carlos, well said. Not healing, but a complete RENEWAL. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  • When the dead sit up, the funeral’s over!

    • TJ

      I like that! Preach! =)

  • I wept when I read this. I was journaling about this very thing when I took a break to read your blog. For the past two years I have been begging God for a spiritual healing on my heart and life, and lately it feels like he’s blessed me with that healing. But when I read this and looked at my life, I realized that he didn’t just heal it, he resurrected it. That was a good cry, thank you. Thank you for spreading God’s love, he is so worthy of praise!

  • Wow, that was just splendid. You made an often overlooked story palpable. I could see him sweaty and panting in my mind. I could see the crowds in the hot sun and the dusty ground. I can see the mixed emotions of hope and fear on the faces of Jarius and the woman. I can imagine (only imagine) how stunning it must have been to go from worry that my daughter would die, to absorbing that she is gone, to seeing her alive again, all in the span of a couple of hours.

    And someone else had a comment that was striking to me also; it brought it home just that much more:
    “in his waiting, he got to know more of who Jesus was.” WOW.

    We get so focused on what we are “believing God for” that we either forget, or it never occurs to us, that He has something better in mind. That there is something better than what we think is the best way He can help us.

    Thanks for this!!

  • Just beautiful. And your timing is perfect. I posted a teaser and linked to this on my blog. Thanks for writing and posting it.

  • this was powerful, los.

  • LOVE!!!!

  • Amen!

  • kelly miller

    WOW

    Gave me chills
    Thanks for sharing

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  • I’ve never thought about it like that before. Thank you!

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  • Oge

    This is wonderful. God’stime is always the best because in his time he makes things beautiful.

  • Christina
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  • Erin

    I will not cry at work, I will not cry at work…thank you for bringing this beautiful passage to life for this tired heart of mine.

  • Erin

    I will not cry at work, I will not cry at work. Thank you for bringing this passage to life for my tired and aching heart.

  • Sounds about right.

  • Sarah L

    Beautiful words Los!!!

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