Missed Miracle

Episode #186: Missed Miracle

And entering in, He said to them, “Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.” They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He took along the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was. (Mark 5:39, 40)

Jesus has arrived at the home of the synagogue leader to heal his daughter who has recently died. When they arrive, they are greeted with mourners, weeping and wailing for the death of the child. When Jesus tells them that the child was not dead, but asleep, they begin to laugh at him. This wasn’t a mere chuckle. This was more like laughing to His face in a scornful manner. They couldn’t believe the words of Jesus concerning the girl’s condition. Death to them had more authority then the words of Jesus.

Their attitude towards Jesus in this moment is reflective of us when we see our situations as bigger than Jesus. We let the worries of the world cause our disbelief to grow and overshadow God’s promises. We allow what we see to keep us from hearing what He has said and we begin to get spiteful. When we do this, we put ourselves at risk of being put out just like these people who were laughing at Jesus.

He put them out and did not let them be a part of what was about to happen. Jesus was about to perform a miracle in the next room and their attitude towards Him disqualified them from being a witness. They could have been present as life was brought back to this young girl but they missed the miracle because of their disbelief and irreverence. They were more willing to be seen mourning and wailing publicly than to believe the words Jesus was telling them.

How many miracle have we missed out on because of our attitude towards Jesus? How many times were we on the verge of seeing God move in a mighty way but we missed out because of our lack of reverence for the words of Jesus? How many moves of God have we failed to be a part of because we put more effort into being seen and heard rather than listening and believing?

Wouldn’t you rather be a witness to someone receiving new life through Jesus than to miss out because your attitude disqualified you from even being around to watch. Let us be a people who treat the words of Jesus with great reverence. Let’s make sure our attitudes don’t cause us to be part of the crowd that is put out by Jesus and miss the miracle He is about to perform.

Love Y’all! Be Blessed!

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