Bigger than sickness and death

Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering. Mark 5:29

She had been sick for 12 years, spent all she had on doctors and only grew worse. All she did on this day was touch Jesus’s cloak and she was made well. In other instances, Jesus directly commands the sickness to leave, but either way he demonstrates his authority over sickness. You really need to read the whole of this chapter because after this, a sick young girl is reported to have died. Jesus and 3 of his disciples go across, he takes her by the hand and speaks to her telling her to get up, and she does.

Sickness and death are horrible. These have affected each of us in one way or another and it’s never pleasant. But we need to remember whose we are and the authority that he has. In Jesus, we find strength and hope in sickness and even death. Jesus’s classic demonstration of victory over death was when he himself died and was raised from the dead. That was the single most powerful moment of human history and one that we ought to celebrate and hold on to because it shows us that nothing we will ever face or experience is bigger than our God. As the song goes: “Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other!” Let us find hope in this. Pray and ask God to give you hope as you discover and experience his power more and more in your life.



Bigger than kings

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Bigger than evil

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Bigger than nature

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Jesus Supreme!

17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn