By Peter Michael Martinez
For weeks they had called the very best medical professionals. Every known cure and even some experimental cures had been tried and none had any affect.
Slowly a dark and ominous feeling began to take over the house and despite the almost continuous prayers and crying out to YHWH, nothing seemed to change.
As he stepped out of his home, Jairus began to weep.
As a synagogue leader and elder in Israel, he had a reputation and position to uphold so he did not want anyone to see him falter … but this was his daughter and she was precious to his heart. He whispered and choked out words to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob … “please save my daughter.”
As he sat he could hear the sound of people moving through his neighborhood. It was louder and much busier than normal and as he sat quietly he could hear people talking as they walked by. He heard over and over again the name Yahusha (Jesus) and how that he was a miracle worker.
This man had been causing such a stir in all of Israel and Jairus was one of the many skeptics that had questions about this man from Nazareth. Just a few weeks ago he would have dismissed it all as nonsense but with his daughter lying perilously close to death … a new thought began to rush to his mind.
If this man is indeed a prophet of YHWH God then perhaps he could heal his daughter. If he is not, then Jairus could proclaim him a fake and win much influence among the other synagogue leaders.
In an instant he made up his mind and began walking even before he had really thought it out. The hope that perhaps just maybe this man could heal his daughter was overwhelming. The possibility of seeing her smile and feeling her embrace around his neck as she cried “Abba … Father” was all the motivation he needed.
He brushed aside his tears as he walked and got closer and closer to where the crowd seemed loudest and most dense. Surely he would find the teacher there and he could invite him to his home. He had no idea what he would say but somehow he needed to get him to come and heal his daughter if indeed, he could.
As Jairus got closer to the crowd, there were so many people packed tightly that it was almost impossible to see a way through but then slowly people noticed his talit and other garments that identified him as a synagogue leader.
Some even recognized him and they gave way so that he could pass. He slowly made his way through the crowd until he was almost directly in front of the Master.
As he approached a strange sensation of awe and reverence began to build within him which he could not explain. It was like the first time he went to the great temple in Jerusalem only it was more personal. He was slowly being overwhelmed with the feeling of awe when he saw HIM.
In a moment their eyes locked and in an instant a burst of love and compassion poured from the eyes of the man from Nazareth as he discerned the reason for the Synagogue leader’s presence. Jairus felt it surge into him as he stood before the master and his knees went weak. Instinctively … he fell to the ground before the Master.
Mark 5:22-23 “… and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
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 live.”
As the words left Jairus’ mouth, he was filled with hope and a faith he had never known before. He watched the eyes of the Master soften as He looked at him and knew, he would come.
As they made their way to his home a woman touched the Master’s garment and he stopped to speak to her. Jairus marveled as the woman was healed by just touching this man. Who was this man that even the touch of his garments would bring forth healing?
Just then some of those who had been at his house came running up. They looked white as ghosts with grim looks upon their faces.
Mark 5:35-36 “…. there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.”
In that one statement, Jairus put aside his fears and choked back his tears as the Master walked straightway toward his house.
After removing all those who would question or doubt, he went into the little girl and said… “Talitha cumi” … I say to thee damsel … arise … and she was healed and recovered.
In that moment Jairus knew two things for certain. His life would never be the same as he had his daughter whom he thought had been lost returned to him … and that this Man was no ordinary man.
He was God’s Anointed and when HE spoke to BELIEVE … he meant it.
Today, YHWH GOD is still moving through HIS anointed as Jesus is manifested in the Fivefold ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers to do all the same miracles and cures that were witnessed in Israel … for those who believe.
Like Jairus, those who need a touch must put aside their doubts, their fears, their reputation and come humbly to the servants of YHWH God … and with such humble hearts God is pleased to work MIRACLES even today.
There are times when Only The Anointed Of YHWH God Will Do.