The Gospels tell of ordinary circumstances in which Jesus used extraordinary power. When Jesus raised Jairus’s daughter from the dead, the miracle was only witnessed by those who believed Jesus’ words without the proof of His resurrecting power. Alistair Begg explains that the young girl’s resurrection points to the day when all believers will be awakened from the grip of death and feast with Christ in heaven.
40And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.
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