Mark 5:21-43

Why not find a worship song on Youtube and spend some time listening to the words and praying them  for yourself?

 

Mark 5:21-43

 

Continuing on with our little theme of the power Jesus has, we hear next that he has power over death itself. He raises a twelve year old back to life (and on the way heals someone else who has been bleeding and therefore considered unclean for twelve years). It’s totally amazing – I can’t even begin to imagine the emotional rollercoaster her parents had gone through during that time.

The thing is, there are only two things really certain in life – death and taxes, and Jesus addressed both in his ministry. The one thing we can be sure of is that our lives will come to an end at some point, some tragically sooner than we would wish for. But Jesus is bigger and better than even death itself. He has power over it. He can change it’s course. He can bring life and hope.

It’s a glimpse of something that is to come later on. We know that one day, there will be no more death, no more sadness, no more brokenness or illness in the world – Jesus will make all things new. Everything that is wrong will be put right and we will have eternal life, life in all it’s fullness, and life as it’s supposed to be.

At the moment, we’re living in the time in between. Knowing that Jesus has defeated death, and yet, seeing it around us still causing damage. But we can know that there is more to come and rest sure in that hope.

 

Lord God, thank you that death is not the end of the story. Thank you that we can know hope and life in you. Help us to keep our eyes fixed on you. Amen.

 

What difference does having hope make to your life today?

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