Saturday, February 03, 2007

Three hopeless cases

In the Gospel of Mark, chapter 5, we find three hopeless cases.

1. A man who could be neither tamed nor bound -- no man could bind him, no, not with chains...neither could any man tame him.

2. A woman who could not be healed -- a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse...

3. A girl who died "while help was on the way" -- Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?

Hopeless. Yes! "With men this is impossible..."

Hopeless? I think not! "...with God all things are possible."

Out of his head, crazy, hopeless: "And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind..."

Money gone, health gone, hopeless: "...she had heard of Jesus...and touched his garment...And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague."

Life gone, hopeless: "And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked..."

No head. No health. No breath. No hope. NO PROBLEM!!

1 comment:

clinch64 said...

Hope.... what a powerful word indeed. Something to keep us afloat when the waters of life get turbulent. Also something to motivate in good times for an even brighter day.