The Bedtime Story

Jesus Raises Jairus' Daughter

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About the video:

This story shows the faith of Jairus who begged Jesus to use his spiritual power to help his dying daughter.  

Jairus’ daughter was very sick and near death when Jesus came to their village.  Jairus ran to Jesus and begged him to come to his house to heal his daughter.  Jesus and Jairus rushed to their home where they found the girl had already passed away.  But Jesus prayed for the girl and she rose from the dead!  

This story focuses on how the lives of Jairus, his wife, and daughter changed because of Jesus' miracle.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Do you believe in miracles?

  2. What do you think the neighbors thought when they saw the little girl alive again? 

  3. How do you think this miracle changed the girl after she was raised from the dead?

  4. Would you yourself ‘run’ to meet Jesus if you were in Jairus’ shoes?

Background to the Story:

  • This story is also told in another book but with an identical outcome. Many believe this helps prove the truth of this event because of having many eyewitnesses.

  • The similar story also tells that Jesus healed another sick woman on his way to Jairus' house. Because he was a religious leader in his community, Jairus' story quickly spread all over the region.

Reference - Mark 5:22-42