In Luke 8:40-56 we learn of Jesus being asked of Jairus, ruler of the synagogue, to come to his home and heal his sick and dying daughter. Before Jesus would get there, He was surrounded by people and out of the crowd a woman with an issue of blood touched the hem of His garment as He passed. She believed it would be enough to be healed of her condition. And so it was! Her faith in Christ had made her whole! Not just physically but also spiritually! She was not only healed but saved! Amen!
However, as this was taking place, time was lost in order to attend to the sick daughter of Jairus. Someone from the home of Jairus came to him “saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.” Imagine the sorrow and disappointment! The messenger suggested to no longer bother Jesus. All hope was lost and it was too late. She had died and there was nothing else that could be done. No point in going to Jesus now! “But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.” What an amazing statement! What we learn from this is, it is never to late to invite Jesus into your home! Jesus is not only able to restore, He is able to make all things new!
Is your marriage dead? Is your loved one a prodigal and seemingly too far gone into sin? Maybe you yourself had walked with God for a time and it seemed as if He was about to do great things in your life. But then there was a delay, a setback, a certain time had passed and the things you had been praying for and waiting for seems to be too late to do anything about now! No point in bothering the Lord now right? Wrong! Invite Christ back into your home and your life! Place your faith in Him again! “Believe only” and see what the Lord will do. A delayed answer to prayer does not have to be an unanswered prayer! Never underestimate inviting Christ into your home! Even if it seems it’s too late. Late is never too late for Christ!