GOSPEL OF MARK – JESUS SOLUTIONS

If Jesus is the answer – what’s the question? The questions are: how do you solve poverty; how do you solve health problems; how do you solve conflict in society and injustice? In a nutshell, how do you ensure that people live in harmony with one another, with nature, and with God?

Mark 1:29-31 (NIV) says: “As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her.  So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.”

Note that in those times 2000 years ago, a fever could easily kill a person, especially an elderly person; but here is Jesus in Capernaum, in Peter’s house, without hesitation, without charge, in an instant, healing Peter’s mother-in-law.

Mark 1:32-34 (NIV) continues: “That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.”

Wow, this is amazing! The whole town of Capernaum gathered at the door of Peter’s house – and Jesus healed many with various diseases – at no charge, no expensive medications, no sleeping in the hospital. Healing at the speed of his touch, answers and solutions to pain and suffering.

Jesus is the answer because his solutions are free; his solutions don’t depend on earthly material; he is able to tap into power from the open heavens. When we take medicines to get well, it solves one problem and create another; when Jesus heals, it is perfect! Jesus solution has no negative side; in our problem world today, we need the Jesus answer, we need the Jesus solution.

Father in heaven, the world seems to be on fire; we solve one fire and ten more appear; we need Jesus solutions, help us O Lord, Amen!

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