"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..."
This is from a story in the Bible, found in in the book of Mark, chapter 5. A ruler of the synagogue had come to ask Jesus to heal his daughter as she was sick to the point of death. Before Jesus was able to reach the girl, someone came from the house to say that the girl had died, and that Jesus should no longer to be troubled. Jesus, overhearing this, said to the ruler, the father of the girl,
"Do not fear, only believe."
Jesus proceeded to go to the house and tell the people there who were mourning the girl's death that she was not dead, but only asleep.
And they laughed at him.
While they were outside, Jesus went in with the father and mother to see the child. Then he took the child by the hand and spoke those beautiful, miraculous words,
What happened then was amazing. She didn't just flutter her eyes. She didn't just squeeze his hand. She immediately got up and began walking. And the people watching? They were immediately overcome with amazement.
It is fitting that this is the name Mike and Katie chose for their little girl. Talitha also shares her middle name with her mother and both of her sisters.
Welcome to the family, sweet Talitha Marie. With His words, Jesus spoke you into being, and we are all amazed.
-written by elisa
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