The reality remains that authentic joy is contagious.
Jesus fixed His eyes not on what was temporary- pain, suffering, agony, shame, rejection, abandonment and separation from His Father but on the joy of having you and I as His.
But when Jesus looked at her, He saw a daughter and a mighty evangelist that out of the whole town, He picked her.
On the surface, it may have appeared that this man was beyond help. That he was beyond hope. He was as good as dead. But, on the other side of the country was a Man named Jesus. Jesus didn’t have to go to see this man, yet He made it His mission to go to him. The man couldn’t come to Jesus, so Jesus went to him.