“And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment” Mark 5:41-42, KJV.
Today you may be unresponsive to God, numb to His love, cold and not knowing how to feel anything anymore. You may be dead to life, engulfed in sin, and have experienced the effects of darkness for so long that the morning light of God’s glory shining upon you seem foreign. But it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been unresponsive to Him, or how much you’ve sinned, God still looks at you with the same gentle and loving eyes as He did with Jairus’ daughter. Jesus’ words reached that young girl and caused her to rise from her death.
It wasn’t her faith that did it. How could she have faith? She was dead. Sometimes we expect those who are dead to have faith when it’s not their faith that heals them. It is someone else’s heartfelt prayers of faith that save the sick, someone else seeking God on your behalf and standing in the gap for you. It is someone else believing God to work a miracle in your life. Her father believed, and he received his daughter back to life.
You may not have any faith at all and there may not be anyone around you that believes. That is quite alright, because as you are reading this right now, the Spirit of God is ministering life to you right where you sit. Jesus, Himself, has been interceding for you. Talitha cumi! Damsel, arise! Arise from obscurity, arise from disease, arise from discomfort, arise from those dead works, and arise from that low place. The morning has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Prayer: Father, Thank You. Your life giving Spirit has ministered life to me. You have caused me to come alive and I thank and praise You with all of my heart. I see Your faithfulness and I see that You are true. I see Your gentleness and Your love for me. It is my prayer that You shine forever in me and through me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
(Read Mark 5:35-43; Isaiah 60:1-3)