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Richard D. Phillips

Tears and Laughter: Luke 8:40-56

Journal of Biblical Counseling 20:2

In this article, Richard Phillips argues that Jesus’ miracles declare His great power and goodness as He remedies sufferings and invites faith. Phillips examines the story of the healing of Jairus’s daughter shows us that there are no hopeless cases, faith is a necessity and faith must overcome obstacles. Phillips concludes that amid tears of pain and loss, Jesus arrives with power to save–and those cries are transformed into tears of joy.

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