Wednesday, May 9, 2012

There's a Someone for your no one situation

Perhaps you're familiar with the event in the life of Jesus where he was met by a demon possessed man who lived among the tombs.  In fact, this man was possessed by several demons.  Mark 5:3-4 notes twice that no one could control him: "no one could bind him anymore ...  No one had the strength to subdue him" (emphasis added).

But then the man met Jesus, and afterwards we read that he was "sitting there, clothed and in his right mind" (5:15; all quotes from ESV).  So, correction: there was One who could control him.

A few verses later we read of a woman who had been bleeding for 12 years.  She had suffered much, spent all her money on physicians, and none of them were able to help her (5:25-26). 

But then she went to Jesus, and "immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease" (5:29).  She finally found the One who could help her.

Got a situation that no one can handle?  Maybe there is Someone after all.

1 comment:

MMR said...

Very good post. Perhaps you should write a daily devotional book.