Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Talitha Marie

"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,

"Talitha cumi."

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


Mike and Katie said...

Tammy said...
Congrats to Katie, Mike and the rest of the family! Can't wait to see the 1st pictures of little Miss Talitha! Hugs from Fort Worth!

February 18, 2010 7:45 AM
Michelle said...
I love that name! Congratulations!!!

February 18, 2010 9:23 AM
Kristi said...
Woo Hoo!! congrats on baby Talitha!! What a blessing!!

February 18, 2010 1:15 PM
jodilee0123 said...
Congrats! I can not wait to see pictures!

February 18, 2010 1:19 PM
rachel said...
Congratulations! The name is very pretty. I have a niece with that name but I don't remember hearing it anywhere else.

February 18, 2010 7:16 PM

Mike and Katie said...

I had to redo this post because the label contained our last name but I wanted to remember all your sweet comments. Thank you!