The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:5-6)
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Ephphatha! Be Opened!
For the umpteenth time, I was reading through Jesus' healing
miracles in Mark. (Mark 7:31-37, specifically.)
For the first time, I sensed the depth, the layers, the relevance of the story.
Is it just a Bible tale...or a penetrating story?
The Bible (when read and applied daily) is much more than a book. It
is God in real life, God in real time.
You healed a deaf and mute man with the command Be Opened!
I take that literally. It was a healing miracle of ear and tongue. I
...but Bible stories are for real life, in real time.
Is that command aimed at me?
Be Opened! ...to your
miracles of body, mind and heart.
...but there is even more to
the story: It was a very personal encounter of ear and tongue and spit and touch.