A Dad Named Jairus – Day 2

A Dad Named Jairus - An Awesome Marriage Plan

Where are you today? What are you facing? How is it making you feel? How are you going to respond? As we jump into day 2 of our devotional, let’s join up with Jairus and see what we can learn from and through His experience.

Scripture for Today’s Devotional:

‘A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition. Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?” His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?’” But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.” While he was still speaking to her, messengers arrived from the home of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue. They told him, “Your daughter is dead. There’s no use troubling the Teacher now.” ‘

Mark 5:25-35

‘One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, “Teacher, I brought my son so you could heal him. He is possessed by an evil spirit that won’t let him talk. And whenever this spirit seizes him, it throws him violently to the ground. Then he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast out the evil spirit, but they couldn’t do it.” Jesus said to them, “You faithless people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.” So they brought the boy. But when the evil spirit saw Jesus, it threw the child into a violent convulsion, and he fell to the ground, writhing and foaming at the mouth. “How long has this been happening?” Jesus asked the boy’s father. He replied, “Since he was a little boy. The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil spirit. “Listen, you spirit that makes this boy unable to hear and speak,” he said. “I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” Then the spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet, and he stood up. ‘

Mark 9:17-27

God’s Word knows what we need. God’s Word speaks the truth in love! God’s Word never returns void!

Let’s be the dads who focus on Jesus, no matter what circumstances we see. Let’s be the dads who put our trust in God rather than our own understanding of the situation. Let’s be the dads who even when something gets in the way, seem to get our plan off track, trust God and His perfect timing and plan. Let’s be the dads who realize that God is big enough to meet all of our needs and we don’t need to hoard or keep Him all to ourselves. Let’s be the dads who press in, press on, and trust God no matter what the world says because we know that until God says He’s done, He’s not done.

Let’s be the dads who believe what Jesus says! Let’s be the dads who believe what Jesus can do! Let’s be the dads who believe that all things are possible with Jesus! Let’s be the dads who believe that nothing is impossible for God! Let’s be the dads who believe even when things don’t look good or people are talking down to us that Jesus can! Let’s be the dads who when it is hard to believe lean in even harder on Jesus!

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Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me: (check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
Where is Jesus?