"When Jesus arrived at the rabbi's house
and saw the noisy crowds and heard the funeral music,
'Get them out, for the little girl isn't dead;
she is only sleeping.'
Then they all scoffed and sneered at him!
When the crowd was finally outside,
Jesus went in where the little girl was lying
and took her by the hand, and she jumped up
and was all right again!
The report of this wonderful miracle swept the entire countryside."
~ Matthew 9:23 - 26 LAB
Bible Commentary: "The local synagogue rabbi didn't come to Jesus until his daughter was dead ---it was too late for anyone else to help. But Jesus simply went to the girl and raised her! In our lives, Christ can make a difference when it seems too late for anyone else to help. He can bring healing to broken marriages, release from addicting habits, and forgiveness and change in scarred lives. If our situations look hopeless, we need to remember that Christ can do the impossible."