This story can be found in Mark 5:21-43 found here.
“When Jesus looks at Jairus and says “Trust me, be patient,” in effect he is looking over Jairus’s head at all of us and saying, “Remember when I calmed the storm, I showed you that my grace and love are compatible with what seems to you to be unconscionable delays.” It’s not ”I will not be hurried even though I love you”; it’s “I will not be hurried because I love you. I know what I am doing. And if you impose your understanding of schedule and timing on me, you will struggle to feel loved by me.”
Jesus will not be hurried, and as a result, we often feel exactly like Jairus, impatient because he’s delaying irrationally, unconscionably, inordinately. “(Kings Cross, p. 63-64)
“Right now is God delaying something in your life? Are you ready to give up? Are you impatient with him? There may be a crucial factor that you just don’t have access to. The answer, as with Jairus, is to trust Jesus.” (p. 67)
As I wait for places to serve using art engaging story, I must learn patience and trust, just like Jairus. Jesus knows best.
This is so beautiful and your illustrations are lovely!
What a beautiful gift you’ve been given! To share your artwork to reveal the Savior of the ‘whole world’…little girl’s and hopeless women. I can see clearly,how He ‘so loves you’,Sister-Friend! xxx
Marcia, I never made the connection of 12 years of suffering and 12 years of life. So much of this is powerful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your stories with all of us! Love, Charise