What Jesus Did! 'The Magnet of Grace' — Mark 1:32-33

Saturday, January 20, 2024

That evening after sunset, many sick and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. The whole town gathered at the door to watch.
— Mark 1:32-33 NLT

Key Thought

When people saw the power of Jesus to change a person's life, they were drawn to him. As believers whose lives have been touched by Jesus, the power of Jesus in our lives is just as powerful. People can be drawn to the grace of our Lord when they see his power at work transforming us. He asks us to be ready to share the hope that he has given us through his power in our lives and to live in a way consistent with his character and grace. Let's display and proclaim what his power has done for us so that others will be drawn to him.

Today's Prayer

O Lord God, my Abba Father, let the power, grace, and beauty of Jesus be seen in my life so that others can come to know him. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Corinthians 4:20
  • Revelation 12:10
  • 1 Peter 3:15-16


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Illustration of Mark 1:32-33 NLT — That evening after sunset, many sick and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. The whole town gathered at the door to watch.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.