Mar 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
24 And Jesus went with.
Firstly I want us to have a look at Jairus. He was a ruler of the synagogue, which meant that he was a leader of the church, like many on this forum might be. Because he was an important man, it could have been easy for him to send someone else to go and ask Jesus to come to heal his daughter, but this was his only child and this might be the reason why he felt it importance to go and fall at Jesus’s feet asking Him to heal his child. By the choice of word Jairus used we will note that he had faith and surety that Jesus had the power and authority to heal his child. The scripture reads that Jesus went with. He did not give an answer, but He went. But while on the way to this child, the woman with the issue of blood touched the robe of Jesus.
Mar 5:35 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.
37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother
38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and
them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the
damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the
father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in
where the damsel was lying.
41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being
interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years.
And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that
something should be given her to eat.