“Then He took the child by the hand and said to her, `Talitha, cumi,’ which translated means, “Little girl, I say to you arise” (Mark 5:41).
In this touching story, we see the Light of the world, Jesus Christ, doing what God does best, bringing life to death, light to darkness, hope to the hopeless, and victory to the oppressed. Jairus was a synagogue official whose little girl had become sick unto death. In desperation, a teacher of the Law went looking for Jesus, our covenant of Grace. Finding Him in a large crowd, Jesus and some of His disciples began walking towards the home of Jairus. As they journeyed, word came to them to not bother the Teacher anymore for the child had died. Jesus said to Jairus, “Do not fear anymore, only believe.” At some point in our lives we will all encounter circumstances that seem larger than our faith, and it is in those moments of time that we must stand firm and call on the name of Jesus. The grave could not keep Him; Death could not hold Him; Hell could not prevail against Him. Jesus our healer entered into the little girl’s room and said to her, “Talitha, cumi” (little girl, I say to you arise). Instantly the child opened her eyes and arose from her bed. No matter where we find ourselves today, no matter our circumstances, we can rejoice in these words of the Psalmist: “The Lord is my salvation, the stronghold of my life” (Ps. 27:1-2). God longs to be our stronghold, our very present help in time of trouble.
Dear Reader, it may seem that the miracles you hear about Jesus and the blessings others seem to enjoy could never happen to you. It may seem that the glimmer of hope you are clinging to is slipping out of your grasp, but it is not beyond the grasp of Jesus. Jesus is listening for your call. He sees your tears and He is familiar with your loneliness. Someone said that “alone” is the saddest word in Webster’s dictionary. We can be in a crowd, or in church and still be alone. Jesus knows what it is like to be alone and forsaken. Held on an old rugged Cross by nails with His torn flesh screaming in pain, He cried out to His Father, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” He was forsaken so that we will never be forsaken. Jesus said, “I will never leave or forsake you” (Heb. 13:5). Call on His name and He will answer. Call someone you know who loves God and ask them to pray with you. There is power in prayer.
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