And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, he said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
When Jesus entered the ruler’s house, as He had been asked to do, and stated the truth that the maid was not dead but rather was asleep, He was laughed to scorn. He was laughed to scorn or made to look foolish as if He had no idea what He was talking about. This took place in the ruler’s house that He had been invited into. This makes it plain that they did not know who He really was. How would anyone laugh the Son of God to scorn and try to make Him look foolish if they knew who He really was?
In the midst of great scorn and unbelief Jesus raised the dead and proved who He really was.
How often in life do we find ourselves in the middle of a situation where there is seemingly nothing but death and unbelief? Those around us are certain were are fools and based on what we are seeing around us we feel foolish.
There are times that the Lord allows us to find ourselves in situations where there seems to be no hope and we appear foolish to all around us. He does that to prove to us and to prove through us, to those in the house with us, who He really is, namely the Son of God who is not limited by the death or scorn around us.
As the Bible says in Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Blessed LORD help us to understand who this Jesus really is that lives in our heart.