“Don’t Be Afraid, Just Believe”
Wow, that sounds like it would be a good saying on a T-shirt.
Can that saying legally be used?
Well, I and perhaps you too know the One who said it and I am sure He is ok with us using as a way to live by and using it to inspire and mentor other people.
Please read the following verses.
35 While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher any more?”
36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
38 When they came to the home of the synagogue ruler, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly.
39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.”
40 But they laughed at him.
After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him and went in where the child was.
41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).
42 Immediately the girl stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this, they were completely astonished.
43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this and told them to give her something to eat.
Ah, there in verse 36, we find this thought. The author of the words is Jesus Christ.
And they are not just a cute saying.
There is real power behind these words.
When Jesus came to the little girl’s home, she was dead.
Her family and others thought they had seen her alive for the last time. But her family believed and had faith in Jesus Christ and He healed their daughter.
These words of today’s thought are excellent reminders that we believers serve a wonderful, awe-inspiring Lord.
So no matter what problem you run into, remember what Jesus said. “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.