When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes, he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. News of this spread through all that region.

Matthew 9 : 23 – 26

Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, sailors warning. This old saying is based on many years of experience that draws on what people have seen for themselves. We know it is true because we’ve seen it for ourselves many times.

 

For those gathered in the girls house here they had seen death happen many times. They knew they were looking at a dead body and they knew exactly what was going to happen now. Why? Because of their own experience.

 

God is not bound by our experiences. He is the almighty, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God of the universe for whom all things are possible. Being God, Jesus knew this; that was his experience.

 

How often do we limit God by thinking he will confirm only to do what we expect him to do. Yet God is so much more than us. What amazing things might God do in your life today if you don’t limit him just to you own experience?

 

Prayer: Lord you are an amazing God. I know I cannot comprehend the full extent of your nature or your being. Yet the little that I see already amazes me. Allow me to grasp something more of your nature and to have my horizons expanded. Be more than I expect today.

 

Action: Keep your eyes open to God around you.

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