This week we learned that in three scenes, Mark gives us the evidence that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. This has the potential to give great joy to our lives, knowing that God's promised Savior and King has arrived. We no longer have to wait and wonder instead we can live as followers of the one true King, Jesus.
I was struck by the simplicity of Mark's presentation. He didn't need to go into a great amount of detail and yet was still capable of providing adequate evidence that Jesus fits the criteria of the promised Savior. When I think about how speedily Mark moves through these details of Jesus' life I get excited to see what other parts of the Gospel Mark will spend time with. What I do believe is that Mark want's us to do something with everything we learn from the Gospel. He wants us to be able to confidently declare that Jesus is the Christ, to learn from Jesus' life, and to pattern our lives have His.
This week I hope you are reminded that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and you allow Him to be King and Ruler over your life. That you would remember that because of Jesus nothing can separate you from the love of God and with the presence of the Holy Spirit you are able to live like Jesus and overcome in the world. Praise God that Jesus is who we believe Him to be.
What great joy!