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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, December 12

Mark 9:23-24

"'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes."

Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"

We end this "week" of verses with an account from Mark. These verses describe a different moment, but part of the same miracle described in Matthew 17, which we discussed on Friday. In these verses Jesus reminds the boy's father everything is possible for one who believes. Of course, the boy's father does not have the power to do miracles himself. He is standing in front of Jesus, asking him to heal his son- he certainly has shown he has hope. He is willing to believe anything, if it will heal his son. We are in a very different position today. We do not have Jesus standing before us, or walking though our town. But we know all about what happened when he was physically present to the people. He only asks us to believe in Him and to love one another. Our miracles may look different, without Jesus here in the flesh, but the message is the same. Everything is possible with faith in God.

Holy Lord, sometimes the scriptures can be confusing and seem imperfect to me. Help me to understand what I need to understand from them- from you. I know the scriptures contain your Truth and that is what I am after. Today I know I must have faith and believe in you. Amen

Becky, transforming

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