Jesus does the “impossible”!

Scripture reading for January 13th:  Matthew 9

A miracle is something that happens that is beyond the ordinary.  Miracles have been one of the languages that God has used to cause men and women to marvel and open their heart to believe.  Jesus the Son of God was a miracle-worker who did extraordinary miracles that got the attention of lost and hurting people and brought relief to those suffering from the power of Satan.

“While He was saying this, a ruler came and knelt before Him and said, “My daughter has just died.  But come and put Your hand on her and she will live.”  Jesus got up and went with him, and so did His disciples.”  Matthew 9:18-19   A ruler of the Jews came to Jesus for help in an impossible situation.  His daughter was dead!  For some reason, Jesus had become known for the extraordinary miracles that He performed.  Word had reached this ruler and he was desperate for help.   Jesus responded to the man’s faith, taking along His disciples for a lesson in the miraculous!

“When Jesus entered the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd, He said, “Go away.  The girl is not dead but asleep.”  But they laughed at Him.  After the crowd had been put outside, He went in and took the girl by the hand and she got up.  News of this spread through all that region.”   Matthew 9:23-26  Jesus was mocked when He told the mourners that the girl was not dead but asleep!  They were escorted out before Jesus could act to defeat death.   After a touch from Jesus, death left her body!   Jesus is still the Miracle Worker today!  His followers are now His hands and feet!

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