23 When Jesus entered the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the disorderly crowd, 24 he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but asleep.” And they began making fun of him.
Matthew 9:23-24 NET
The crowd in this deceased girls house operated like they always had. People died, they mourned. The same ol’ same ol’.
Jesus came and did things so differently. He went against the accepted ways of doing life and relating to the Father. He had a different faith.
For Him, physical death was nothing to overcome, it was like waking up someone from sleep.
And as He walked in faith, they made fun of Him.
The world will always make fun of faith. It looks silly to them. It is strange.
Faith takes you out of the realm of yourself and causes you to depend on God.
Understand that if you’re going to be a person of faith, you’re always going to look backwards to others. You are going to be made fun of and there will be times when you are persecuted.
But faith leads to resurrection and life. It did for this little girl, it did for Jesus and it will for the faithful.
Lord, I desire to live a life of faith. Help me to see beyond those that will make fun and persecute faith,to see the life You give.