There was a Hebrew elder, a ruler
of the synagogue by the name of Jairus; and at his house, his twelve-year-old
only daughter lay near death.
Jairus came to Jesus Christ, fell at His feet and
besought Him saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Come
and lay Your hands on her, so that she may be made
well and live."
Seeing the faith of Jairus, Jesus Christ went with
him. On the way, they met a man sent from Jairusís house, who said to him,
"Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more."
But Jesus on hearing this said to Jairus, "Do
not fear, only believe, and she will be saved." When they came to the
house, they saw a great tumult. Everyone was weeping and wailing.
The Lord said to them, "Do not weep, for the
girl is not dead but sleeping." They did not understand His words and
started laughing at Him knowing that she was dead. But Jesus Christ sent the
crowd outside the house and, taking with Him only the girlís parents and three
disciples, Peter, James, and John, entered the room where the dead girl lay. He
took her by the hand and said, "Talitha cumi," which means,
"Little girl, I say unto thee, arise."
And her spirit returned. The girl got up at once
and walked. Her overjoyed parents were greatly amazed. Jesus Christ directed
them to give her something to eat and strictly charged them to tell no one what
had happened. But the news of this event spread through all that land.
Note: See the
Gospels of Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:41-56.
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