Jesus goes to Jairus’s house to heal the man’s daughter. They encounter a group of mourners. Jesus is troubled by their wailing. “Why are you crying and making so much noise? The child is not dead, only asleep” (Mark 5:39 NCV).
From God’s viewpoint, death is not permanent. It is a necessary step for passing from this world to the next. It’s not an end; it’s a beginning. When we see death, we see disaster. When Jesus sees death, he sees deliverance.
Mark it down: God knows you and I are blind. He knows living by faith and not by sight doesn’t come naturally. And I think that’s one reason he raised Jairus’s daughter from the dead. Not for her sake—she was better off in heaven. But for our sake—to teach us that heaven sees when we trust.