But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”
Things that make you go hmmm...
Jesus said 2 things in this particular situation:
1.) Do not fear
2.) Only believe
That's pretty clear to me. He doesn't want us to be afraid, hence the 'do not fear' part of HIS statement.
He says all we have to do is to 'only believe' - only believe.
Do not fear and only believe.
I just love Him! He makes things so easy for us. We make things hard and he shows us how to keep it simple.