The “Coincidence” Of Twelve Years

Here is the conclusion to Pastor Rick’s message: Learning A Lesson In Faith (Mark 5:21-43).


There is something fascinating about these two stories: both make reference to twelve years.  Jairus’ daughter was twelve years old when she got sick and died.  The woman on the street became sick with her blood issue twelve years before. Coincidence?  Not on your life!  A dozen years before God set in motion a series of events that would lead up to this very day in which the power and glory of Jesus would shine for all to see.  A baby girl was born.  A woman became ill.  One joyful occasion, one tragic occasion.  And yet both orchestrated by the sovereign hand of Almighty God who knew that twelve years later, Jesus would step off that boat and meet those two families.  Like the man who was born blind:

John 9:3  Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

You may not understand why bad things have happened in your life.  You may not know why God has allowed you to get sick, a loved one to die, or a painful situation to go on and on.  But friend, God has not forgotten about you!  He has a glorious work to do in your life if you will let Him.  It will be a work so beautiful that only God could orchestrate (Rom. 8:28).  Let your desperation drive you to Jesus. Let your need press you to call out to God.  Let your faith keep you waiting on the Lord until the answer comes.  Never forget that God is who He says He is, and He does what He says He will do.


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