WHY DID JESUS SEND JAIRUS’S DAUGHTER TO BE FED AFTER HE RESURRECTED HER?
The Gospels record three resurrections JESUS performed during his earthly ministry.
He raised the son of the widow of Nain,
Lazarus, John 11:1-44.
And Jairus’s daughter, Luke 8:40-56.
The narratives are done to denote the mercy of our Lord and his power; therefore, no further details are described in the stories. However, only in the case of Jairus, it is said that JESUS commanded the parents to give food to their resurrected daughter.
When a person dies, all the bodily functions stop totally, and even the blood flow becomes stationary, starting in a few hours the process of decomposition.
In the case of this 12 year old girl, the order to feed her was to kick start her metabolism running again, because of her sudden come back to life from death. The process of ingesting and digestion would send the whole body working again as normal.
Even though it is not mentioned in the case of Lazarus and the widow’s son, it is assumed that they were told to do the same thing, since they also needed to re-start their metabolism into working condition again, apart from being brought to life by the power of Jesus Christ.