Mark (8) writes about the moment when Peter understood Jesus to be the Messiah . . . Christ . . . the Anointed One.  Jesus asked:  Who do you say I am? Peter knew the soul-deep truth.   It’s an amazing revelation for...

Valued

Mark wrote in chapter 7 that a man who couldn't hear and struggled with his speech was brought to Jesus.  They begged Jesus to lay hands on him and heal him.    His friends valued him. Jesus agreed to heal...
Mark (chapter 6) wrote that Jesus went home to Nazareth, his childhood home.   He had earned the reputation of being a great teacher, so, he taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath.  Can you imagine the power felt as...
Years ago,  I  walked six miles each morning during a week-long visit in San Diego, meditating on five words from Mark 5: "Don't be afraid; only believe."    After a few mornings of thinking on these words, I stopped and wrote this...
As much as Mark writes his book as a documentary chapter five has a multi-dimensional element.  This chapter is a revelation of God continually healing.  In turn, we have the opportunity to be a reflection of God's healing. Sometimes. Desperation rises...
Mark in chapter 4 wrote Jesus  jumped in a boat as a crowd of people pressed in tightly at the shore of Lake Galilee.  Using the boat as his platform, he taught in parables, simple stories to make...

The Hand

Mark (3) wrote about a man who showed up on the Sabbath; he wanted Jesus to heal his paralyzed *hand.   The people watched Jesus' response.  It was not the day to make the effort to heal the man's hand since...
In chapter 2, Mark writes the story about four men who brought a paralyzed man to Jesus; however, it was so crowded they couldn't get him through the door.  So. They evaluated, strategized, and took action.  Well . ....
Mark writes chapter 1 in his New Testament book as a documentary, giving insight to what Jesus did as he began his public ministry. The words paint a picture of what Mark refers to as the good...
At one time or another, my kids believed something wasn’t fair.  I agreed with them.  Of course, they wanted me to fix the situation rather than agreeing.  But.  They did not understand the point.