I always wondered why Jesus told the little girl’s parents not to say anything about the miracle of bringing her back from the dead. I always assumed and read in a few places that the reason was because Jesus wasn’t ready to begin heavy confrontations with the religious leaders. I’m sure this was part of it, but one of the notes in my Bible also suggested that Jesus also wanted to have the actions of His miracles speak for themselves. People were swarming all around Jesus and it was clear that He could heal the sick. He wanted people to come to Him freely, which is exactly how He wants us to come to Him now. He does not want us to be forced, but He wants us to make Him a part of our lives.