Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jairus' Daughter

In Luke 8 and Mark 5 we read the account of when Christ raised Jairus' daughter from the dead. After doing so, he commanded that she be given food:

Luke 8: 55
...he commanded to give her meat.

Mark 5: 43
...and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

I was wondering why he commanded that. Christ raised other people from the dead in the scriptures as well, but I think this is the only instance where he commanded them to feed the person who has just been raised from the dead (I didn't check all the others though, so I could be wrong on that).

Maybe he knows that though she is alive, she is not out of danger until she eats?

Maybe he just knows she's hungry?

Maybe he wants them to pay more attention to her than to him?

That's about the best I can guess. Anyone else have any ideas?

1 comment:

ol' Bob said...

Your guesses are as good as any. Keep it up.