Jairus – Part 1 – April 13, 2019


Jairus – Part 1

Then a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house Luke 8:41

Jairus enjoyed the social status of a mayor or bishop. But when your child is in a crisis, all the celebrity status in the world won’t help you. And Jairus wasn’t the only parent to run to Jesus when trouble came knocking on the door of their home. A mother stormed out of the Canaanite hills, crying, ‘Mercy, Master, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly afflicted by an evil spirit’ (Matthew 15:22). The father of a seizure-tormented boy also sought help from the disciples. When they failed to provide it, he turned to Jesus. In tears, he said, ‘Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!’ (Mark 9:24). In each case Jesus responded. He never turned one away. And He won’t turn you away either! After all, your kids were His kids first. The psalmist said, ‘Don’t you see that children are GOD’s best gift? The fruit of the womb his generous legacy?’ (Psalm 127:3). Next to the gift of salvation, your children are ‘God’s best gift’ to you. And even though they are yours, they are still His. And what He owns, He protects and provides for. Like the Prodigal Son, they may have broken every one of God’s laws and broken your heart. But your prayers are what gives God an invitation and an entry point back into their lives. The love of the father that drew the Prodigal back home, will bring your wayward child back too. What Jesus said to Jairus, He is saying to you today: ‘Don’t be afraid. Just have faith, and [he] she will be healed’ (Luke 8:50).

Heavenly Father, help my unbelief about ALL You can and will do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen



  1. Thank you! Perfect timing! I am (again) reminded that God will help my unbelief and will bring all things to completion!

  2. wow..Tim. Been praying for an adult child to return to family for 18 years. It seems hopeless but I know it isn’t. God is taking care of our pain; often wonder how it is going with God and our prodigal child.

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