Look closely within the Gospel of Mark and see something that too often we fail to recognize at just a cursory glance….
The men who bring their paralytic friend to Jesus to be healed in Mark 2….
The man who comes to Jesus and pleads for the life of his daughter in Mark 5….
The woman who touches His cloak, also in Mark 5….
The Syrophoenician woman whose daughter was demon possessed in Mark 7….
The man who is deaf and mute, also in Mark 7….
The blind man in Bethsaida in Mark 8….
The man who brings his son to Jesus in Mark 9….
Even the children who are brought in Mark 10….
Blind Bartimaeus who pleads for mercy, also in Mark 10….
Over, and over, and over again – we see it. We see it in their stories. We see it in the lives of those of faith. It’s so clear. So evident, that too often we miss it.
What is it? They seek Jesus. These people seek Jesus and they are blessed beyond comprehension. They seek Him and He brings joy to their life. They seek Him and He brings healing. They seek Him and He brings about restoration. They seek Him and He makes everything right. They seek and He blesses.
And this is precisely the place we fit in to the picture…. What are we to do as believers today? We seek Christ. We seek Him. We pursue Jesus. And when we do – He blesses. He brings joy. He heals. He restores. He makes our lives right. He calls us beyond ourselves.
The Prophet Jeremiah reminds us of God’s promise – “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
Jesus puts it in perspective – “Seek and you will find” (Matthew 7:7b).
Glory to God!
What an awesome, amazing day today at West Erwin! God is so good….