While He (Jesus) was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James. Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept and wailed loudly. When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping. “And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying. Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” Immediately the girl arose and walked, or she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.
The above passage is familiar to so many of us. As bad as that situation was, it was clearly under the control of God. At certain periods in our life, there could arise very serious and sudden circumstances challenging our faith and very existence or the wellbeing of our dear ones. For us at Living Waters Mission, we believe that every situation is under control, because we are in tune with the eternal word of God – the power behind the existence of the whole world. And so at any point in the journey of life, when we are surrounded by sudden darkness, fear or inexplicable occurrence, the Master of our lives is saying to us today; “Do not be afraid; only believe.”
In the above scriptural passage, it is clear that by human judgement, the little girl was dead. But for God, he was merely asleep. God is the author of life and death. Through his eternal word, he is able to restore all things.
Do not hesitated to give us an urgent call in any situation you may find yourself. You may also wish to raise the call for someone else in need; just anyone one who is in dare need of safety and help. Remember also, it may be your turn to save a life.