25But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
25 Verse 25. He-took her by the hand, and the maid arose.] The
fountain of life thus communicating its vital energy to the dead
body. Where death has already taken place, no power but that of
the great God can restore to life; in such a case, vain is the
help of man. So the soul that is dead in trespasses and sins-that
is, sentenced to death because of transgression-and is thus dead
in law, can only be restored to spiritual life by the mighty power
of the Lord Jesus; because HE alone has made the atonement, and HE
alone can pardon transgression. If the spiritually dead person be
utterly unconcerned about the state and fate of his soul, let a
converted relative either bring him to Christ by leading him to
hear the unadulterated Gospel of the kingdom; or bring Christ to
him by fervent, faithful, and persevering prayer.