Hello sweet readers,
I wanted to share this snippet from my She Reads Truth devotional this morning. I am going through their Women in the Word // New Testament study and it has been super inspiring! This one in particular is about when Jesus raised Jarius’ daughter from the dead. My heart still flutters every time I read those words from Jesus to that child. He speaks the same words to us today — “Arise!”
I hope it blesses you. Here is is:
Hear this: it doesn’t matter how dead you are or who you were before He told you to get up.
There was only faith by grace—everything else was Him bringing death to life. Last year, last week, even what you did last night does not define you. Your sin, your shame, your accolades, your community, your family name—none of them matter. The fruit God produces after He raises you from the dead can be beautiful and God glorifying, but you are everything you are because of the moment where He said, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
You are everything you are because He brought you back.
You are everything you are because you are loved.
You are everything you are because you’ve been made alive.
Nothing in your life is beyond resurrection and nothing in your life is too dead for His healing touch to fix it.
(Excerpt from Jarius’ Daughter by Jess Connolly on SheReadsTruth.com, Women in the Word // New Testament)