April 16: “Your faith has made you well”

by Sara Jones

Lenten Devotional 2011Today’s readings remind us that we are servants of God and stewards of God’s mysteries. God is our rock and our fortress. There is no compromising or bargaining with God.

Consider Exodus and the story of all the plagues, in this case the locust. There is God’s plan and following his word we are led to redemption. Sometimes miraculously. We all have our troubles, life is not easy, but there is Hope in God. Believe, have faith and he will show you the way.

Psalm 144 says: “Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 144 is a prayer for national deliverance and security and ends: “What are human beings… They are like a breath; their days like a passing shadow.”

If we are as a breath, a passing shadow, what can we do to make ourselves well but have faith. We can put our trust in a higher power, our God, knowing that his work will overcome all obstacles. We must be persistent in our faith to be made well. We must be constant in the stewardship and do good works. Teach and share the Word. Teach by doing, by being an example.

The story Mark tells is about Jesus healing a blind man, a persistent blind man, who recognized Jesus and asked his favor. When Jesus heals him He says; “Your faith has made you well.” That’s a miracle. Who among us has that kind of Faith?

Exodus 10:21-11:8
Psalms 137, 144, 42, 43
2 Corinthians 4:13-18
Mark 10:46-52