"While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead; why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe."
Believing is so important.
"And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And when he was come in, he saith to them, "Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is NOT dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn."
Jesus then took the UNbelievers out of the room (UNbelief can stop healing).
Mark tells us, "He taketh the father and mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is being interpreted, Damsel I say unto thee ARISE. And straightway the damsel arose and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment."
What did Jesus do again?
He touched her hand
He issued a command for her to "GET UP" even though he knew she was dead.
What didn't she do?
She didn't lie there and say, "I am dead, I can't do that"
SHE GOT UP.
JESUS SAID: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto my Fahter John 14:12
"Faith is the subtance of things hoped for and not yet seen"
OR one of my favorites:
"Faith is the bird that FEELS the dawn and SINGS while it is yet dark"