Mark 4:35-6:6a, Proverbs 1:8-33
Psalm 139:12 tells us that dark is like light to God. In Mark 5:39, Jesus shows us that death is like sleep to Him. In fact when Jesus has been told the girl is already dead and declares she is merely asleep everyone around ridicules the Lord confident that she has flat-lined and been dead some time. They are not laughing long, for when Jesus goes into this dead girls room and says, “Little girl, I say to you, get up.” this corpse wipes off the sleepies and obeys the voice of the Lord of Life. Jesus has shown such authority the disciples become afraid after the stilling of a storm, crowds are amazed at the expulsion of powerful demons, and the family of this girl was astonished. These are fitting responses to one who does such things.