Jairus was the leader of an important Synagogue. That made him an important man in the community of faith. The problem was that his 12 year old daughter was ill and kept calling for Jesus, the Rabbi the children loved and the religious leaders hated! What was he to do? She was gravely ill, at the door of death. If he went to Jesus he would defy all the religious norms of the community. If he did not go, his daughter would die. He needed a miracle to deliver him from this dilemma. Just the kind of thing Jesus delights in doing. The Miracle Man healed more than the sick child, He brought deeper healing to a tortured father and religious leader as well.