“God forsaken of God who can understand it?” When Luther remarked on the complete isolation of our Lord Jesus as he hung on the cross, he struck a nerve. No one can possibly understand this because Jesus is the only one on this side of the grave who had experienced it. Because Jesus has, we never will.
“What are you doing? What is going on?!” Why was a crowd pushing this man to the front. He didn’t know what was going on. He couldn’t hear. Jesus shows his compassion here by taking the man away from the crowd and healing him. This wasn’t a sideshow; this was a child of God who needed to be helped.
The job of a shepherd can be a challenge because sheep aren’t the brightest animals. Jesus our Good Shepherd knows where we are weak and when we get ourselves into trouble. No matter what is going on he will never leave us. Watch as we learn from the Good Shepherd in the Gospel of Mark.
“The kingdom of God is like…” Jesus’ parables open the kingdom of God to everyone. He breaks down the spirit world into dozens of simple stories – each with it’s own nugget of truth. This Sunday we look at how Jesus taught the people of his day, what impact that has on our lives, and how we witness and teach those same truths today.
Can you imagine God in all his glory? I was recently blinded by the sun while driving and didn’t enjoy it. Blinding light is painful. Why do we need to see Jesus in all his glory a few days before Lent? Because spending time focusing on our sin can be a dark experience. Can our God handle the worst we can throw at him? Watch to find out!