Don’t be afraid; just believe

Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” (Mk 5:36)

What did Jairus fear? Th Bible doesn’t tell us exactly what he feared, but we know who Jairus was, so it is not difficult to imagine his fears. Jairus was a desperate father because his Daughter was very sick. Jairus was also a leader of the synagogue, an important detail since this passage mentions this fact three times.

Perhaps he feared

  • that Jesus didn’t have enough power, or
  • that his daughter was lost to him forever, or
  • that he looked foolish for trusting Jesus

Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” (Mk 5:36)

These words are doubtful when we are gripped with fear.
They can soothe!

These words are difficult when we a living in disobedience.
They can sting!

These words are sweet when we have endured the storm.
They can sustain!

What do you have to add?