“While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead.”
Why would He delay? Imagine the inward turmoil Jairus was experiencing. His daughter is dying. He is a ruler of the synagogue (his coworkers had no regard for the Messiah…there was contempt and conspiracy against Him already), and yet he boldly seeks Him out publicly and in open desperation. And then, while they are in transit, Jesus does not follow him in haste through the crowd, but stops to have a discussion with a woman on the street. Didn’t He know this was an emergency? Wasn’t He aware that every second was precious? This sounds vaguely familiar to me:
“Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.” John 11:21
“Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.” John 11:32
What were Martha and Mary saying? You waited too long. If You had come right away, our brother...