Mark 9:14-29

Jesus comes down from the Transfiguration to scribes arguing with the disciples left off the mountain.  While they are arguing there are people with very real needs all around them…

Stop arguing…

A person in the crowd yells out above the arguing to Jesus; “Teacher I brought you my son who had a mute spirit.  And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid.  So I spoke to your disciples that they should cast it out but they could not.”

Okay, so a child is possessed.  Another one.  I wonder how much spiritual attack is all around each of us daily that we walk past and ignore as part of our daily “arguing.”

I love how this person literally “tattles” on the disciples.  Funny.  Jesus, your boys were “leaning on the counter” while you were out of the store!

Jesus turns to the person in need and says, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

The parent says, ” I believe, help my unbelief.”

Then Jesus heals the child.

Today, in YOUR life Jesus wants to come in…he is not annoyed nor is he put off by your need.  Today for you and me the single biggest, scariest and most desperate need you have is His to heal.  Step up and ask Him…today…to cast out the malady, fear, hurt, pain, very scary thing your are facing.  Remember Jesus healed this child based on the parents faith before he ended with…

“This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”