The Provision of Christ
Reading through the story of Jairus' daughter in Luke 8 this morning. What stands out to me? Jesus says "Child, arise" and the little girl's "spirit returned and she got up at once." Then this: "And he directed that something should be given her to eat." Miraculous life-giving. A salvation of sorts. But he doesn't stop there. He is concerned that she will be hungry. He instructs the family to feed the poor thing. I love this about Jesus. He cares about provision. You have seen it in feeding a bunch of other people. In healing. And ultimately in providing himself in our place on the cross. But even after our justification is accomplished in his resurrection, he gives the Spirit, because he knows we will be hungry and need constant nourishment. Jesus as the grace of God is not a one time deal. You don't claim belief in him and then set out to work to earn a better seat at the wedding feast. Jesus and his work for us is our constant provision.