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My name is Meredith, and I am the mother of two awesome boys; the wife of a fantastic husband; the band director for 100 students in grades 5 - 12 in a small community in Maine; and a follower of Christ. This blog is a place for me to reflect on what the Lord is teaching me.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blogging Through the Gospels: Mark 5

Blogging through the Gospels with Amy from Mom's Toolbox.

Reading:  Mark 5

Scripture:  Mark 5: 36

36 Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”


Jairus' daughter is sick. Very sick.  He knows that as a temple leader, his actions may be questioned, but he believes that this Jesus can heal his daughter.

With eyes so full of compassion, Jesus agrees, and accompanies Jairus to his home.  On the way, he heals a woman who had only touched his robe!  How much more so, Jairus thinks, could he heal my precious daughter, whom he will touch?

Soon, member's from Jairus' household approach with the news that the girl is dead.  And more than that-- with a cavalier attitude, they claim that Jairus is wasting time bringing Jesus to her.

36 Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”


There is much in my life that is in upheaval right now.

One particular situation that has had me FILLED with fear, and self-doubt, and worry, and anger.
This situation will be dealt with, for better or for worse this evening.

I am feeling at peace (mostly), and now I have a specific for today reminder from my Savior not to be afraid.  Just believe.

Lord, I do believe.
And I believe that you are not just interested in the part of my life that is dealing with the call to plant the church.  You are interested in it all.  You are in it all.


Father God,
I needed to be reminded of your compassionate love today.
I needed to be reminded that you are bigger than my situation.
I needed to remember that you have gone before me, and that you are always with me.

Thank you.
I am so overwhelmed.



Beth Zimmerman said...

Overwhelmed is such a hard place to be! LOTS of experience there! He can see you through and lead you out though ... just keep clinging to His hand and staying on His path! You'll be fine!

The Farmer Files said...

Hope all went well tonight!

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