The two stories below show that Jesus has the ability to bring the dead back to life, after several days.
Two famous passages are below:
He took the child by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!’ The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. [At that] they were utterly astounded.”
From“The Raising of Lazarus”
“And Jesus raised his eyes and said, ‘Father,I thank you for hearing me.’
“I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.'”
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Jesus Brings the Dead Back to Life
“Jairus’s Daughter…” USCCB- Mark, Chapter 5:34-43
“He took the child by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha koum,’ which means, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise!’”
“While he was still speaking, people from the synagogue official’s house arrived and said, ‘Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any longer?”
Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue official, ‘Do not be afraid; just have faith.’
He did not allow anyone to accompany him inside except Peter, James, and John, the brotherof James.
When they arrived at the house of the synagogue official, he caught sight of a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.
So he went in and said to them, ‘Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.’
And they ridiculed him. Then he put them all out. He took along the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and entered the room where the child was.
He took the child by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!’
The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. [At that] they were utterly astounded.
He gave strict orders that no one should know this and said that she should be given something to eat.
This drawing was made using a fine point Sharpie, watercolor paper 12″ by 12″, and pastel chalk.
“The Raising of Lazarus.” Excerpts from USCCB John, Chapter 11:1-44
“Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
Mary was the one who had anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and dried his feet with her hair; it was her brother Lazarus who was ill.
So the sisters sent word to him, saying, ‘Master, the one you love is ill.’
When Jesus heard this he said, ‘This illness is not to end in death, but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.’
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary secretly, saying, ‘The teacher is here and is asking for you.’
As soon as she heard this, she rose quickly and went to him.
For Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still where Martha had met him.
So when the Jews who were with her in the house comforting her saw Mary get up quickly and go out, they followed her, presuming that she was going to the tomb to weep there.
When Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said to him, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brotherwould not have died.’
When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed and deeply troubled,
and said, ‘Where have you laid him?’ They said to him, ‘Sir, come and see.’
And Jesus wept.
So the Jews said, ‘See how he loved him.’
But some of them said, ‘Could not the one who opened the eyes of the blind man have done something so that this man would not have died?’
So Jesus, perturbed again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay across it.
Jesus said, ‘Take away the stone.’ Martha, the dead man’s sister, said to him, ‘Lord, by now there will be a stench; he has been dead for four days.’
Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?’
So they took away the stone. And Jesus raised his eyes and said, ‘Father,I thank you for hearing me.’
‘I know that you always hear me; but because of the crowd here I have said this, that they may believe that you sent me.
And when he had said this, he cried out in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come out!’
The dead man came out, tied hand and foot with burial bands, and his face was wrapped in a cloth. So Jesus said to them, ‘Untie him and let him go.’
Other Drawings to Help Teach These Stories
Paintings of Jairus, Wife and Daughter
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Invite your child to illustrate a scene from one of the drawings or paintings above. Have your child draw or paint a simple aspect of the story, such as “Jesus” and “Jairus’ daughter.”