Do not be afraid; only believe…. Arise. Mark 5:36b, 41c
The Bible is replete with stories of the miraculous. This week in search of comfort and assurance –I opened my bible and re discovered a familiar one that captured my soul with fresh hope– resuscitating me.
Sometimes we must have spiritual oxygen.
In Mark Chapter 5 , we learn of the death of a synagogue ruler’s daughter. Immediately upon hearing this , Jesus said , ” Do not be afraid, only believe.” He then went to the home and entered the room where the child was. Weeping and wailing had begun. Jesus took her hand and spoke words to her which being translated were ” Little girl, ARISE.” She did and ” they were overcome with great amazement.”
Death stalks us.
In real life, it is inevitable for it is one of the two book ends of LIFE.
Sometimes we experience what looks like the death of our dreams, our future and perhaps our nation.
My heart was broken over America this week.
So I looked into God’s Word for hope and I found it.
I heard the words, ” Do not be afraid, only believe.”
And when I read this passage in its context and the impossibility of the miraculous came, I wept.
This time I wept for the surety of the promises of God which are ours in Christ Jesus.
We who have a moral center based on biblical truth —–DO OVERCOME!!
Fear and anxiety are not from God.
We the people who have walked in obedience to His Word and held up His standard over our land in faith and belief, we will ARISE– again and so will America!.
We will continue to shepherd the flock and work with our whole hearts and minds to proclaim the return to HIS TRUTH!
America is a prodigal that we will be searching for , investing in , praying for , reaching out to–DAILY– as we look towards the horizon.
We will not live in bitterness and anger.
We will live in expectancy and joy in the ONE who is SOVEREIGN… over our lives, over our land.
The Lord knows those who are His. 2 Timothy 2:19
HE ALWAYS HAS.
HE ALWAYS WILL.
Dry, perfunctory, ritualistic attempts at faith will not survive.
Vibrant, intimate, devoted , LIFE “BORN of GOD” Faith will triumph!
We thank Him today for a transcendent faith that connects the dots of our lives across our land; ethnicity, education, science, business, agriculture, athletics, arts, media, military—- for “He brings Cosmos out of our chaos.” Author Madeleine L ‘Engle
The Word of God instructs, comforts, warns, winnows and woos us.
What is not pure and undefiled will not stand the test of perseverance.
Hearts that repent will be ready.
We have centuries of mighty men and women of faith who learned to walk, create, build and shine in adversity!
So be encouraged that your life and your gifts are significant to the Kingdom!
Do not be afraid; only believe!!!!!
Arise in faith and move in God’s strength. His supply never ends!
May we see His Glory fall upon America!
In Jesus’ Name , we press on!!!
On the Journey with you,