Imagine the three of them, Jesus, Jairus, and the woman, standing together.
Jairus had asked Jesus to heal his daughter, but the woman’s faith had interrupted their conversation. She touched Jesus and was healed. Jesus was saying, “Your faith has made you well,” when messengers told Jairus his daughter had died.
Jesus looked at Jairus and said, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.”
Like the woman, Jairus believed. Like the woman, Jairus saw a miracle (Read the story in Mark 5:21-43).
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and prayand seek my face and turn from their wicked way, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
“As they stoned him, Steven prayed . . . ‘Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!’ and with that he died.Saul was one of the witnesses, and he agreed completely with the killing of Stephen (Acts 7:59-8:1).”
Soon after Stephen’s death, Saul, renamed Paul, believed and preached that through Jesus “there is forgiveness for your sins (Acts 13:39).”