Image via WikipediaTwo thoughts on Luke 8. Our five kids have to learn that mom and dad will respond to their request, but sometimes they have to take a number, so to speak, and wait for another sibling to be helped. If I was the father, I may have gotten frustrated with Jesus for letting Himself get interrupted. "Cmon, cmon - my daughter's suffering terribly. Hurry up!.... oh, now she's dead.
Once at the house, Luke almost reads as though Peter, James, John and the parents laugh about Jesus' claim that the girl is not dead. Matthew 9 indicates that it was the crowd of mourners laughing before they were kicked outside.