For the first time I had real insight into people who just fight their way through depression and the holidays. In life we all find ourselves at different stages and different times. For many we just need our burdens lifted, and new hope and new purpose.
This week we come to the second week of the series I have entitled MARKed. We are looking at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel according to Mark, and we are going to look at the balance of the first chapter this week. This chapter is Mark's description of the beginning of Jesus ministry, and there are four stories in this chapter where we see people healed.
In life we struggle, and we learn to adapt and to overcome, but often our pain lingers. In these stories, when these people encounter Jesus, they are completely healed and restored. There are no lingering effects, just joy. Someday we are promised that He will wipe every tear from our eyes and that we will be healed. I look forward to that day.