Got A Lot Of Living To Do

May 15, 2016 1196

When Jesus entered the home of the ruler and saw the professional mourners, he announced, “The girl is not dead, but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in, and took the girl by the hand, and she got up (Matthew 8, 23-25).

Despite his sincerest desires, this ruler’s daughter progressively got sicker each day. The local physician could do nothing for her. Her father was devastated when she stopped breathing and the light went out of her eyes.

In his utter desperation, the ruler knew what he should do. He would go and find the Galilean prophet, Jesus of Nazareth. He had raised the dead back to life, so perhaps he would do the same for his daughter.

Jesus did not disappoint him. He came and raised her to life and returned her to her parents’ embrace.

Jesus is our lifesaver too. He will take us by the hand and say, “Get up!” You now have new life in me, so leave behind the vestiges of your old life. You have a lot of kingdom living to do.

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