When I had the privilege of visiting Israel several years ago I remember traveling around the Sea of Galilee and thinking, Jesus walked all over this area with His disciples, teaching the marvelous mysteries of the Kingdom of God to multitudes, healing the sick, and delivering people of demonic control! This morning as I read Mark 1.21-45 during “coffee with the Lord” I was again reminded of the power of God to do the miraculous!!
While Jesus was teaching in the synagogue the service was interrupted by a man possessed by a demon – Jesus commands the demon to be quiet and delivers the man from his control.
Peter’s mother –in-law is sick in bed with a high fever and Jesus comes to her bedside and heals her.
A man with a disease that was considered incurable and terminal – a disease that was socially ostracizing – is healed by the power of God and the compassion of Christ. The man told Jesus, “If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” Moved with compassions, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing.” He said. “Be healed!”
The Bible says, “So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases and he cast out many demons… He traveled throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.” (Mark 1.34 & 39).
I believe in the power of God to work miracles! Nothing has changed! God’s power is the same today as it has always been. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!” the Bible proclaims (Hebrews 13.8. And one more declaration: “He is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us!” (Ephesians 3:20) I’M GOING TO CONTINUE TO TRUST GOD TO PERFORM THE MIRACULOUS… ARE YOU?