Mark 5:22: And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet…
Jairus’ daughter was at the point of death, but he believed that Jesus could raise her from the dead. As Jairus made the journey to see his daughter with Jesus, he was not swayed by reports that his daughter had died. Jesus promised him that if he believed (v. 36) his daughter would live – and she did!
John 11:32: Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet…
Lazarus had been in the tomb four days by the time Jesus got to Bethany. Yet Mary and Martha were not discouraged, even after Jesus had taken so long to get there. They knew that if Jesus asked anything of God, it would be given to Him (v. 22). Jesus promised that if they believed (v. 27) their brother would live – and he did!
Jairus and Mary did not just lie down at Jesus’ feet. They fell. They were so worn out, exasperated, and tired that they succumbed to the pressures of life and of gravity, and dropped to the ground. Whatever you are going through – and whatever you are praying for – stop using your own energy to try and remain standing. Fall at his feet. All it takes is one forceful command from Jesus for the dead to be raised up from the grave (Mark 5:41, John 11:43)!
John 11:40: Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
Do not let doubt and unbelief keep you from the glory of God and the joy of His Presence. Fall at His feet and believe!
-by Pastor Mike White