THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 9:32-43
“Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.'” (Acts 9:40)
I have prayed for a dead person to come back to life… he didn’t.
How do we read this story (and others like it) today?
‘That was then, Jesus doesn’t do that anymore…’
‘I’m doing it wrong, I need to learn to pray the right way…’
‘My faith is weak, if only I believed I would see dead people raised…’
‘She wasn’t actually dead, she was just near dead…’
‘It never happened, it was just a rumour, or it was FAKE NEWS…’
As a Jesus follower I believe in the possibility of signs and wonders.
To my mind, God is able to heal the paralyzed, and raise the dead.
But I cannot explain how, when, why or why not, at any given time.
I admit that my faith is weak, and that my prayers words are feeble.
But I just keep praying for healing and life-change out of desperation.
My confidence is in Jesus, even if things don’t happen like I want.
I choose to read this story with simple faith, hope and love!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I have not seen dramatic healings or resurrections, but I have experienced You, and that is dramatic enough. I open myself to Your dramatic, life-saving power at work through me!