Scripture: Psalm 24:8 “Who is this majestic king? The Lord who is strong and mighty! The Lord who is mighty in battle!”
Matthew 9:35 “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.”
One of the songs I love hearing our church sing is, “My GOD is Mighty to Save.” There is a spirit that rises up in me when we hit the chorus, “Savior, He can move the mountains, My GOD is mighty to save, He is mighty to save. Forever, Author of salvation, He rose and conquered the grave, Jesus conquered the grave.” It is a song that renews my faith, strengthens my resolve and calls me to stand up and shout (or sing) “Our GOD is mighty, our GOD is able!”
Over the last six months the Men’s class on Wednesday night has been studying the Gospel of Mark. Mark opens up with John the Baptist baptizing people in the river Jordan, then baptism of Jesus where GOD speaks and the Holy Spirit descends, followed by Jesus calling his first disciples. As they go to Capernaum, one of the first things that Jesus does is to cleanse a man who is possessed with an evil spirit. He next heals Simon Peter’s mother-in-law of a fever which brought even more people who were sick for Jesus to heal. It must have been an incredible experience to witness Jesus healing people, casting out demons and raising the dead, (Mark 5:32-42).
I realize we often go to the doctor first when we have symptoms of the flu or strep throat or heart troubles. I must confess many times I head to the doctor before I hit my knees in prayer. It is times like the present that we need to be reminded of the true divine healer.
Prayer: Our GOD and Father in Heaven, we continue in prayer for divine healing and for this virus to cease in its spreading across our nation and world. You have the power and authority to command the cessation of this coronavirus. LORD GOD, your will be done in all things. If it is your will to work through this sickness, to humble us in dependence on you, then LORD, have your way with us. We trust in you, we confess our total faith in you. We thank you for always providing for our needs. LORD, let us be a positive force in this world of chaos and darkness. Let our example of trust point others to you. In Jesus we pray, Amen.