"Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, "Talitha, cumi," which is translated, "Little girl, I say to you, arise." Mark 5:41
This little girl's healing was one of many in Jesus' walk here on earth. Her father Jarius who was an official in charge of the services and care of the synagogue may have shared the skepticism of the Jewish leaders, but in his desperation he found himself in Jesus' presence pleading for His help.
This father led Jesus and His disciples through the overwhelming crowd, pushing himself through in an urgent pace to get Him there before it was too late. Right there in the middle of the large number someone touched Jesus' robe, which caused the proceedings to stop. Jarius winced at the interruption of their proceedings but his spirit was lifted when he witnessed this Man heal a woman who had been sick for as long as his daughter had been alive.
During the rejoicing of this miracle healing one of Jarius' servants approached him and told him it was too late, his daughter had passed. Right there, at that instance of hopelessness Jesus spoke to him, "Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well" (Luke 8:50). The sure and calm assurance he received from the Lord at that time helped him refocus his faith and hope.
As they entered the house the 'wailing mourners' (people hired to be in attendance when someone dies to well and cry, loudly) ridiculed and mocked Jesus because of their unbelief. He asked them to leave the room and hand picked the ones who could stay to watch the healing take place.
Jesus took her by the hand and said to her, "Talitha, cumi" (which is, "Little girl, I say to you, arise.") Scripture says she "immediately arose and walked".
Our Savior speaks those words to us everyday. He gives life to every woman. He cares deeply for us and not only tells us to rise but gives us strength to stand. This miracle was recorded in three of the gospels. Jesus wanted us to know our life is important to Him. He is our High Priest, sympathizing with us in our weaknesses. He holds our hand and encourages us to keep going even when we feel we can't.
"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Heb. 4:16)
I love you & He loves you more!
Lord, Thank You for Your healing power; for Your grace and mercy You show us each day. You are our Great Physician, help us to trust You more. You seek us out and never let us go. I find hope in You. In Jesus' name. Amen.