Lord of All (Feb 21)

lordofall

February 21
Lord of All

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 30:1-5 | Leviticus 11:1 – 12:8 | Mark 5:21-43 | Proverbs 10:8-9

Today’s Scripture Focus: Mark 5:21-43

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” [35] While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher any more?” [36] Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” (Mark 5:34-36 NIV)

In yesterday’s reading we saw Jesus’ authority over nature (the calming of the storm) and over demons (casting the demons into pigs), in this reading we see his authority over sickness and death. Indeed, he is Lord of all!

No sickness is too great for Jesus, the healer. Doctors seemed to only make her condition worse. “She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse” (26). Jesus, in an instant, cured her completely.

Not even death is too great an obstacle. Jairus’ daughter was dead, but to Jesus it was as if she were only sleeping. With a gentle touch and a few words, she began to breathe again. “Immediately she stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished” (42).

Jesus is Lord of all. Whatever you are facing, know that he has authority over it. He is still able to calm the storm, push back the forces of darkness, heal a broken body and even to raise the dead. Nothing is too difficult for Him! Take your situation to him. Trust Him.

Lord Jesus, I bow my knee to you and declare that you are Lord. You are my hope and in you I trust. I face this day knowing that nothing is too difficult for you. I place my concerns in your hands and trust you. In Jesus name, Amen.

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About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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