Blessed be the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I invite you to meditate on the words of God.
Today we will take a brief look at the story of two people.
The first is a man named Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, and the second is a woman who has been bleeding for a long time but later came to be healed by the Lord Jesus by just touching the hem of his garment.
Now there is one exciting thing I want you to see for these two people that each was in his head. Let’s read a little;
Luke 8:40 “And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.
41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. And as he was going along the crowd came to him.
43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. and immediately his flow of blood stopped ”.
Now if you look there, you’ll see this Jairus, he had his troubled daughter at the age of twelve (12), and at the same time there was that woman that was bleeding for twelve (12) years. There is a reason why the Bible mentions the age of the child and the time of the woman’s bleeding. For example, the Bible tells us that this Jairus had no other child but the daughter, probably brought up in a miserable and pitiable state, hoping that this one would be his greatest honor, perhaps he saw the good in his daughter, as Jochebed (Moses’ mother) saw the beauty of Moses from a young age, he decided to hide him where indeed later we see he became the star of Israel the savior of Israel,
In the same way, Jairus also saw his beautiful daughter as a godly woman like Hannah, or Sarah, and brought her honor, so he probably tried to raise her morally from birth until she was 11, but when she was 12 years old, Suddenly she began to notice a change in her baby’s health, the first few months, the situation is getting worse until the middle of the middle months the baby is completely dead, .. in such a situation how does he think her baby is going to die?
Does he let his vision die at the age of 12, considering he is the only daughter he has? or what should he do?. But as we read in the story, he did not allow this to happen, he did not allow his long-lost dreams to be extinguished by the devil in his 12th year of his son’s life, and he began the journey to find Jesus. But on the other side, there was a woman who had been bleeding for a long time, whose search for healing also began from the time the girl was born, from the first year, and continued until the year 2, 3 4, unsuccessfully until the 11th year, (the Bible says she had lost a lot of money to doctors without success) and by the time she was 12 she still had not found what she was looking for, but one day she heard that Jesus was in the city … said I will not accept my healing all these 12 years, today I am going to meet Jesus.
So they both began their own journey, and as we read the Gospel Christ healed them all, and they found what they were worried about, and waited for it.
Even today, we must learn that there is a time to compete for the vision of serving God that we have begun to do in the past, no matter how great an obstacle stands in front of you, we must compete… By handing Jesus over to those problems without allowing them to disappear completely.
There are ministers who have begun to serve God, and have made some progress but have probably gone through certain devil threats and stopped preaching, or serving. Brethren, do not let your troubles be in vain. Remember there are others who have been asking God to get just what you have for a long time, maybe since you started serving, but they still haven’t got it, and they haven’t given up on asking Jesus, and He will give it to you, why do you allow yourself to give up?
The 12th year of Jairus’ daughter is not the same as the 12 years that the woman was waiting for her healing. So you, too, should not let your transition problem hinder you in your God-given ministry. To win, we must compete, So move forward!. And not just in doing God’s work, but in all other things that you look for in God, you should not give up at all.
May the Lord bless you!!