«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).
Jesus was walking with His disciples. He had just arrived from Gadara and the people were already waiting for Him, so He taught and healed them right on the shore. But as they were going toward Matthew’s home, a man threw himself at Jesus’s feet and begged Him to go with him. He had faith and mew that if Jesus put His hand on his daughter, she would live.
They made their way to Jairus’s house and when they arrived, they saw a professional scene of sadness. They had hired mourners and flutists and were performing their death concert. However, Jesus was going to wake her up. Jesus always has better plans.
When He approached her, He took her hand, gave the command, and she got up. The choir of the church I attended in Buenos Aires when I was little had a beautiful ministry. They had prepared a play with different scenes from the life of Jesus that were accompanied by songs. It was told from His birth to the Second Coming. The script, the performances, the words of the songs, and the power of the music made a deep impact on the people who attended, and many understood a little more about God’s love because of that account.
I had been assigned the role of Jairus’s daughter, and my father had the role of Jesus. I was very small, and he was quite tall. In the play, when «Jairus» was carrying me, I acted as if I were dead, but when I was given into my dad’s arms, he picked me up, and I had to start moving my arms and legs as if I had come back to life. As he put me down, I hugged him gratefully as the choir sang, «Yes, there is power in the name of God! There is power in the name of God! Hope in the name of God! »
That current of life and that power in Jesus’s command are two things that are available to us today, whether we are in bed because of depression or another illness, whether we are in the arms of someone who can do nothing for us, or whether, like Jairus, we exercise our faith to seek Jesus and help someone else.
Confident, as I trusted my dad, we can give Him our lives and wait for that hug that will come next.
From where does He have to pick you up today? In what do you need to practice your trust? Throw yourself at His feet! Beg Him in faith!