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March 8, 2020
Mark 10:35-40; 46-52
In both accounts Jesus asks the question, “What do you want me to do for you?” How would you answer this question from Jesus?
James and John wanted power. They were under threat from Rome, Herod, and the Temple. Blind Bartimaeus wants his vision. In both cases they answered Jesus out of their immediate needs. What about us? If we have a loved one who is ill or diseased, do we want Jesus to fix it? If we are going through broken relationships, would we want Jesus to fix it? If we are grieving the life of a loved one, would we want Jesus to bring them back to life?
My prayer for us, myself included, is when life is unfair and pain filled, that we might answer this question from Jesus two-fold:
- Jesus, you have already done everything for me. You love me when I am unlovable. You forgive me when I am wrong. You promise new life. What more can I ask of you?
- Oh, and one more thing. Please hold my hand and walk with me. Help me keep the faith.
Maybe the real miracle in faith is when we struggle with the pains of this world — in faith — we KEEP OUR EYES ON JESUS. Amen.
Pastor Tim Stoa