The fact remains. Regardless of our standing in the home—father, mother, or child—we have access to God. In Jesus’ day, some fathers were able to come to him. Some came but couldn’t bring their child. Still the Lord heard the request. Whatever our burdens, Jesus cares. We’re concerned about the health and the spiritual condition of our families. The devil work overtime to destroy families. Jesus is nearer than we know. Don’t believe the devil’s lies. Bring your family to Jesus. If they can’t come, come on their behalf.
Mark 5: 22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, 23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. 24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him. 35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? 36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
Jairus. We know the name. If you don’t know your father, you can still know God and know him as your father. By accepting Jesus as Savior we become a child of God and have access to God by his grace. He doesn’t turn his children away. Jairus’ daughter was very sick; in fact she was near death. He asked Jesus to come to his house and heal her. Jesus was headed to his home and a woman who had been sick for 12 years with a blood disease reached out and touched the garments of the Lord. She was immediately healed. We all need Jesus. Not one of us can say we don’t. Time, distance and space don’t matter with Jesus. Later someone came from Jairus’ home and told him not to trouble the Master because his daughter was dead. Jesus told Jairus be not afraid, only believe.
Believe Jesus! It doesn’t matter how low we get. In anything that happens to us, the best thing to do is go to Jesus. In the people’s eyes it was too late for Jesus to go. It is never too late for Jesus. When they got to Jairus’ home Jesus took Peter, James and John into the girl’s room. He said Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. It’s never too late. Be like Jairus and go to Jesus. He couldn’t take his daughter but went on her behalf. She was healed.
Another man from Capernaum came into the synagogue while Jesus was teaching. His son was wild, foaming at the mouth. He couldn’t do anything with him or to help him. The boy was fully possessed by a devil. The devil’s job is to burden people. Not all lost people are demon possessed but all are sin possessed. The devil controls that life as he did this boy. Can you imagine how hard it must have been for this man to get his son to Jesus? As long as a person lives there’s a way to meet Jesus. Don’t give up. Jesus delivered this boy and set him free.
The devil is after churches, families and nations. Jesus was manifested to destroy the works of the devil. We can pray for people and do our best to bring them to Jesus. This father’s faith was weak and he asked Jesus to help his unbelief. The boy was healed proving that the best thing we can do is get people to Jesus.
We read of a nobleman with a sick son. He told Jesus that all he had to do was say the word and his son would be healed. Jesus responded by saying he’d not seen greater faith anywhere. He told the man his son would be all right. The man headed home with his faith in Jesus. Don’t panic. Hold it together. No matter how hopeless it seems, trust Jesus. Servants met them as they traveled home and told him his son was better. When he asked what time it happened it was the same hour as Jesus had told him the boy would be all right. Jesus is faster than any internet website. He’s there. Bring your children and family to him.
So here in this message we see three fathers who brought their children to the same Jesus. All we can do is get our families to the Lord. Bring them there. Let Jesus do the work.