Jairus’ Daughter

Trinity4 (B)

Rev’d Philip Heak

“I am prepared to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”

Winston Churchill (politician)

Death is something that on the one hand we are intrigued with, but on the other horrified with.

For instance, if I want a long Vestry meeting – all I need to do is table something to do with the graveyards…

But, on the other hand, most of us know the sheer pain and hardship that the death of a loved one brings.

The Gospel reading today brought us face to face with one of the hardest types of death.  The death of a child.

The story is so tragic.

A synagogue ruler named Jairus had a little girl who was dying

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