What Jesus Did! 'Delivered!' — Mark 9:25-27

Monday, June 15, 2020

When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil spirit. "Listen, you spirit that makes this boy unable to hear and speak," he said. "I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!"

Then the spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, "He's dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet, and he stood up.

— Mark 9:25-27 NLT

Key Thought

One of the things I love so much about Jesus is that his miracles were not about him or for him. He cared about the people he healed. He took care of their dignity as well as their physical ailment. Jesus healed the boy before the crowd of onlookers grew too large. When the boy was healed, he took him by the hand and helped him up. The miracle wasn't about Jesus dazzling the crowds with his power. No, the miracle was about the love and care of God being shown.

Today's Prayer

O Father in heaven, help me treat with dignity and grace all those you give me the privilege to serve. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 5:35-43
  • John 9:1-3
  • Mark 1:40-41

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Illustration

Illustration of Mark 9:25-27 NLT — "He's dead."

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.

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