Miracles are in Jesus

Mark 9:23 “If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

A distraught father was at the end of himself. The love of his family his first born son was continually falling to the ground in convulsions.  The young son had burns from falling in the fire. The child had been afflicted since he was born and all the available medical resources had been exhausted. The love and care of his family had never wavered.  The disciples had failed in their efforts to help and had suggested their Rabbi as a possibility.  The reputation of Jesus drove the father to seek help. Could the young rabbi have pity in this constant tragedy? “If you can do anything, take pity on us and help us” was the plea of the father. Jesus replied, “Everything is possible”. A miracle was needed.

Walking on water or feeding 5,000 with a few loaves and a couple of fish was a miracle.   Raising a friend from the dead after three days is a miracle. There are two ways to live life. One way is to perceive the wondrous world around me without acknowledging the miraculous; a life full of insane reality, using words like coincidence, myth, story, or exaggeration. I have chosen a second and hugely different perception.  A perception that sees miracles and the possibilities of miracles. I use words like faith, hope, love, forgiveness, kindness, peace, and wonder.  When I stop believing in miracles, I have forgotten that I am one.

Jesus healed the boy.

# Just Larry