But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us. If you can? said Jesus. Everything is possible for him who believes. Immediately the boy's father explained, I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief. Mark 9, 22 - 24
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Coming down from the mountain
(Read Mark 9, 9 - 27)
The scene of transfiguration was only a birst of glory which should come and strengthen the three disciples of Jesus for their future service. When coming down from the mountain the Lord discusses with his disciples about his death and resurrection. However, they don't understand; this is why Jesus commands them to be silent until the day of resurrection. How can one speak about a work of glory if one is ignorant of the work which makes it possible?
In the plain a total confusion is offered to Jesus view. The disciples are here among a great crowd; a father who has an ulcerated heart is also here. His only resort is Jesus compassion. Jesus leaves the crowd and the scribes quarreling, he wishes to be put into direct contact with the cause of this suffering: "Bring him to me." Whatever our situation, let us also go to the feet of Jesus to tell him our difficulties, our troubles and our confusion. Jesus will let us feel our lack of faith and let us experience his almighty grace.
He reveals to state of everybody's spirit and he will also answer everybody. The father said: "If you can do anything" Are these not also sometimes our thoughts? Then the answer of Jesus is also for us: "If you can" is believe! Everything is possible to him who believes. Our doubts don't cancel our Saviour's love. He comes and helps us as he did it for this man: a whole answer is given to him.
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