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