This is Sam. Apparently this is a comfortable way to sleep.
I love Luke 8. This is the chapter where Jesus is making his way through a tight crowd in order to go heal Jairus’s daughter, and on his way, he senses that healing power went out from him when someone touched his clothes. This event makes him “too late” getting to Jairus’s house and someone comes to them, saying nevermind, Jairus, your daughter is already dead. But Jesus had a miracle in store for Jairus and his family.
I wonder how often I let what I think I know, or what I think others know, jeopardize my opportunities for miracles? Am I ever among those who would laugh the Savior to scorn because he said something that didn’t fit what I thought I knew?
50 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. 50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. 51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. 52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. 53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. 55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. 56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.