Episode #187: Get Up and Walk
Taking her by the hand He said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” And immediately the girl got up and began walking… (Mark 5: 41,42)
Coming into the house they see that Jairus’ daughter is indeed dead. Jesus takes her mother and father along with Peter, James, and John into the room to witness the miracle about to happen. With a gentle touch and a few short words, Jesus gives the young girl new life. On a side note, from the first time I read this passage, I’ve thought the words “Talitha cumi” would make a great tattoo for a female Christian. It would serve as a daily reminder of the new life she has been given in Christ and an encouragement to rise up each day.
This is the third healing we have seen in this chapter. First we see the man who was possessed by thousands of demons be set free by the power of Jesus. Next we see the woman with the issue of blood being healed through her faith in Jesus. And finally we see this little girl who was dead being brought back to life by the words of Jesus. All three were restored and made whole by Jesus. Jesus offers us the same thing He gave these people. Are you fighting your own personal demons that keep you isolated and are tearing you apart? Do you feel broken, rejected, and disconnected because of physical or mental ailments? Or, has someone or something robbed you of your youth and you feel dead inside because of it. Freedom, healing, and new life are all found in Jesus Christ. He conquered death and the grave so that we could have forgiveness and freedom in Him. Praise God!
Now let’s look at the words spoken to these three people in this chapter. When we do, we’ll see our instructions. “Go tell your friends what God has done for you. Your faith has made you whole, go in peace. Rise up! Let us be a people who not only come to Jesus for our healing and restoration but also lead others to Him as well. Like the little girl at the end of this chapter, let us get up and walk in the new life we have been given in Jesus.
Love Y’all! Be Blessed!