What I Read Today;

Exodus 31-32; Psalm 33; Mark 5; 2 Corinthians 1

Jairus was down to his last chance.  His daughter was near death.  Doctors and friends told him that the end was near.  What was he going to do?  He couldn’t accept that there was no hope left.

“Maybe I should go to Jesus,” he thought.

But he was a synagogue ruler.  His bosses hated Jesus.  How could he do that?

But the nagging voice in the back of his mind kept saying, “Go to Jesus.”

Taking one last look at his daughter, he leaves his home and heads to a place where Jesus was coming ashore.  The lump in his throat feels like a brick. His heart pounding in fear. Jairus sees Jesus and falls down before the man who Jairus bosses have condemned.

I bet he wondered if Jesus would have compassion for a person like him.  Would Jesus help one of the rulers who were right now condemning Jesus?

Trembling, he lays the entire story at Jesus’ feet.

I wonder if he was looking up at Jesus or down at Jesus’ feet?

Then Jesus reached out to Jairus.  He didn’t care about Jairus’ past.  Jesus wasn’t interested in Jairus’ bosses thought.  Jesus only cared about taking care of this man who, in faith, had fallen at his feet.

Have you been like Jairus?  Wondering if Jesus would care about you?  Worrying that something you had done could separate you from Jesus?

Jesus waits for us.  His healing hand extended to give us peace at a moment’s notice.  He’s there with arms open, waiting for you and me.

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