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“Noisy Crowds”

“When Jesus arrived at the official’s home, he saw the noisy crowd and heard the funeral music. ‘Get out!’ he told them. ‘The girl isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.’ But the crowd laughed at him. After the crowd was put outside, however, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up!”

Matthew 9:23-25 NLT

Jewish leaders constantly opposed Jesus, yet one of them had the courage to publicly invite Jesus to his home to bring his daughter back to life. (v. 18) However, when they arrived at Jairus’ home, it was full of a noisy crowd and funeral music.

Jairus’ faith in Jesus had been amazing, “…if you just come and lay your hand on her.” (v. 18) But now the noisy crowd laughed at Jesus. So, before any miracle could take place in Jairus’ home, that crowd had to be put outside!

Upon hearing the crowd in his house, Jairus could have told Jesus, “It’s too late. They’ve come to bury my daughter.” That would be my response if I listened to the noisy crowds that come to my heart every day, trying to bury my faith with funeral songs of doubt.

But notice, someone took action because the crowd was put outside. Normally, the owner of a house has that authority, so I assume Jairus was the one who put the noisy crowd out of HIS house! And notice, AFTER the crowd was put outside…JESUS went in…and when HE went in, the dead girl stood up!

I control the door to my heart.

When I put the noisy crowds of doubt outside, Jesus comes in.

And when Jesus comes in, whatever is dead must stand up!


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