Mark 5: 35,36,39,41,42
While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” “Little girl, I say to you, get up!” Immediately the girl stood up….
This is a true bible story about a little girl in the bible….but I’m about to tell you my true story about my little girl raised from death.
I was in the delivery room about to give birth to my third child April… on April 14, 1978. It was a happy time because I loved children and was so ready to meet my new child. I laid on that delivery room table in full labor… and after all that pushing my child was born….dead!!!!
I waited to hear that cry as I had before giving birth and …..No cry! No signs of life in her little body! As I asked what was going on…why was my baby not crying…they held me down and nurses stood on the side of me so I couldn’t see all the commotion going on around the table that they were trying to revive her on. I prayed…”oh Lord please save my baby!!”. It seem like hours…but it was about 5 minutes before I saw a relief from the staff as they all had been very tense. The nurse finally told me everything was alright and they let me turn my head to look towards my…daughter.
Before they took her to intensive care they let me see her. They were so happy to show her to me….but when I saw her I was SHOCKED because she was blue. I’d never seen a blue baby before. After a few weeks in the hospital…my beautiful baby came home and this ended happily ever after because she has grown up to be a very wonderful woman. Another gift to me from God…I have 6 gifts…6 children…whose lives were spared in a miraculous way. I shared about my son Noah and I have more stories to share in the future.
I said all of this to make this point today. I was born dead and you were born dead too. Ephesians 2:5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)
Why were we dead? Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
How was this problem fixed? Romans 5:10 For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
Who fixed this problem? Jesus Christ God’s own Son. 2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
This should make you want to get up and do a back flip today!! Because of Jesus Christ we are no longer dead in our spirit man because of mans original sin bought on by Adam and Eve. Jesus sacrificed His own life and bore all of the sin of mankind so that we may be put right with God. My soul is right with God. This is why it is well with my soul.
I’m so thankful for my new life…that I have been born again. This is why I have such peace in the midst of it all. This is why I have so much hope and so much joy!! I was an enemy of God because of my sin…but I am now a friend of God…in fact…I’ve been adopted into His family…in fact…He is now my Father and I’m His daughter!!! Go figure that!…I’m God’s child!!! I’m alive and well!!!
Message for today: I was dead but I repented of my sins, believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and confessed Jesus as my Lord and Savior and now…….
I’M ALIVE….. I AM…ALIVE!!