The Hand of Christ

Re:Verse reading–Mark 9:14-29 (day seven)

most of them said, “He is dead!” But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up. Mark 9:26b-27

You may look down for the count to everyone else in this world, but Jesus Christ has the authority to raise you up.  Most often our mistake is to take another hand or listen to other voices when the only hand that can help is that of Jesus Christ.  I’m reminded of Peter walking on the water.  Everything was perfect as long as Peter’s eyes were fixed on Jesus Christ, but as soon as his eyes diverted Peter sank until the hand of Christ reached down and saved him.

But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”  When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!” Matthew 14:30-32

Author: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “The Hand of Christ”

  1. This prayer is powerful, “Lord, save me.” I will be reminded to ask God to save me whenever I run into a situation that has no way out! Other human voices are surely just a total distraction!

    Having faith in the Lord will help us focus on and search for Him. I am convinced. Great blog and a great reminder of who has all the power and authority on earth!

  2. Great reminder! Christ is the only one with the authority and the power to provide permanent solutions and resolutions. Other human voices are just entertaining!

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