Jesus Brings a Dead Woman Back to Life
How do the biblical miracles compare with Islam. Today let’s look at Matthew 9:18–26 (NLT):
18 As Jesus was saying this, the leader of a synagogue came and knelt before him. “My daughter has just died,” he said, “but you can bring her back to life again if you just come and lay your hand on her.”
19 So Jesus and his disciples got up and went with him. 20 Just then a woman who had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding came up behind him. She touched the fringe of his robe, 21 for she thought, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”
22 Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment.
23 When Jesus arrived at the official’s home, he saw the noisy crowd and heard the funeral music. 24 “Get out!” he told them. “The girl isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.” But the crowd laughed at him. 25 After the crowd was put outside, however, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up! 26 The report of this miracle swept through the entire countryside.
Here we see how a Jewish synagogue leader believed in who Jesus was. He comes to Jesus with the news that his daughter just died. But before Jesus can even leave the room, another woman who’s suffered from constant bleeding merely touches his robe and is cured of a 10-year disease. When Jesus finally arrives at the man’s house everyone there knows the man’s daughter is dead. But he raises her to life.
A God who can create the universe can certainly put a few cells back together and reverse the decay of death. Awesome!
Jesus’s miracle confirms God’s message a salvation through his Son. It’s also benevolent, bringing a dead woman back to life. Putting aside our reservations about the emotional state of earth’s plant matter, we contrast this with Muhammad’s act of consoling a sad tree. Need we say more?
Next time let’s look at a documented miracle of Hinduism that occurred in modern times.