I love the biblical accounts of the Life of Christ. The last two posts on this blog have been taken from his life. The account of the raising of the son of the widow from Nain (Luke 7:11-16) and the account of Jesus healing the leper (Matthew 8:1-3) tell us that Jesus has come to help and he is willing to help.
The third picture which I like comes from Mark 9:14-29. Jesus was coming down from the Mount of Transfiguration with Peter, James and John. He encounters a dad whose son is possessed by an evil spirit. This spirit tried over and over to kill this young man by throwing him into fire or water. In verse 22 the dad says to Jesus, “But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
I love Jesus’ response. He sounds a bit incredulous with his answer. He says, “If you can? Everything is possible for one who believes.” And we know Jesus proceeded to set the son free from this evil presence in his life.
I love the words, “If you can.” Have you ever been in circumstances where the evil one tells you it is hopeless? Have you ever thought “there’s no way even God can help me.” The evil one loves to put those thoughts in our heads. He loves to try and isolate us from others but even more so from Jesus. He knows he doesn’t stand a chance against the power of Christ.
“Everything is possible for one who believes.” It doesn’t matter what’s going on in your life. Jesus has come to help! (Read Luke7:11-16) and He is willing to help! (Read Matthew 8:1-3) and there is nothing too difficult for him to handle! (Read Mark 9:14-29).
Sounds to me that help is on the way!
Always in Pursuit!