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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Talitha kum, which means”Little girl, I tell you to get up: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

“He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and crying?  The child is not dead, but asleep.’  But they ridiculed him.  So he turned them all out, and taking with him the child’s father and mother and his own companions, he went into the place where the child lay.  And taking the child by the hand He said to her, ‘Talitha kum! which means, ‘Little girl, I tell you to get up.  The little girl got up at once and began to walk about, For she was twelve years old.  At once, they were overcome with astonishment, and he gave them strict orders not to let anyone about it, and told them to give her something to eat.  Mk 5: 39-43


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It is astonishing but quite fascinating when Jesus raise people from the dead.  Remember when Jesus rose Lazarus from the tomb; His Voice was with authority.  In the same way, when Jesus utters, ‘Talitha kum,’ the sovereignty of the Lord over death is pervading.  As the King of everything, Jesus can do anything for the good of the people.  Another thing that we can observe is the simplicity and humility of the Lord.  He never draw fame for himself but do the miracle for an increase in the faith of believers and for the glory of God.  The Lord also shows compassion for the little girl when He told them to give her something to eat.  To sum up, this story is somewhat prefiguring the fate of the faithful in the future when The Lord Jesus will raise them up on the last day.  Indeed, a beautiful gospel!  Thanks be to God!

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