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Desire to know God leads to knee healing
Having worked in the field of public education as a teacher, and later as a school principal, I appreciate the importance of learning. This means that I’ve welcomed reading the Gospels to learn how Christ Jesus taught his disciples.
There is an account in the book of Mark (see 9:14–29) about a man appealing to Jesus’ disciples to heal his son, who was suffering with a “dumb spirit,” or what today might be termed epilepsy. The disciples could not heal the boy. The man then approached Jesus and implored him to help. Unimpressed by and unafraid of the circumstances, Jesus “rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.” The spirit came out of him, leaving him “as one dead,” but Jesus “took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.”
Reaching beyond resistance
January 25–31, 2021
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