Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

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I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

When Jesus Takes Your Hand

Mark 9:26b-27 " . . .The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, 'He's dead'. But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet and he stood up."
The story is that of the boy with the evil spirit. This evil spirit has endangered the boy's life, throwing him into water or the fire in attempts to kill him. His father laments his helplessness to save his child. He wants to spare his boy from the assault of this evil spirit. The disciples have tried to cast it out but have been unsuccessful. The crowd swarms the Savior. In their midst are the teachers of the law, the boys father and the disciples. None could heal this boy, none but my Messiah. Nothing is too difficult for Him, no evil too powerful, no one too insignificant for His touch.

This is one of my favorite miracles. You see, we all once lived with evil. We allowed it to live in us. We lived to please ourselves and evil was our companion. Evil thoughts, evil deeds, evil results. Like all sin, big or little, it put us in danger, threatening to drown us in the ocean of worldliness and possession anxiety. It threatened to burn us alive and consume us with selfishness, lust and hunger for power and fame. Loved ones lamented our condition. There were those who out of concern, tried to rid our lives of the evil we'd embraced. But they were unsuccessful.

But Jesus came, He gave us a reason, He gave us a way, He gave us Salvation. He reached out and took us by the hand. He lifted us up and now we stand. We stand secure in our eternity, courageous in our walk, single-minded in our lifegoals. We stand with the faithful, ready to heal, ready to teach, ready to save. Evil no longer lives within us. We are no longer dead, no longer in danger. We stand healed, whole and hand in hand with Jesus.

Peace
Neva

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Corinne

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hand in hand, we can face anything.
I smiled when I read this today, Neva. Your words make my heart sing with gratitude. Thank you for sharing your heart with the blogworld.

love ya
Kel

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good word picture, great analogy!

Dan

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He reached out and took US by the hand. He lifted US up and now WE stand". That is both empowering and humbling at the same time. Wow!
Thanks Neva

Carlos

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS--That will preach!


Carlos

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so grateful for the healing. Thanks for brightening my day and lifting my spirit, friend. And thanks for the long talk last night. I am better. Love you

Rachel

11:19 AM  
Blogger Bobby Cohoon said...

All I can add to this post is "Amen!

Great Job Neva!!!!!!!!

Bobby

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hand in hand--no where else to be.

Good post

Karli

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes.


Jeneane

12:28 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

:)
Kathy

9:36 PM  
Blogger Monalea said...

'Nothing is too difficult for Jesus,' I love it!

Monalea

11:50 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Thrilling!

How great a hope and faith you've painted for us today, Neva. Thank you - and thank YOU, Jesus!! Amen!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Godzheart said...

This is really nice. Reminds me how God "Picked me up from the miry clay, put me on the rock to stay"

10:11 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

That is a wonderful post! You blessed my heart today!
Angie from Florida

1:21 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Amen!

Thank you for this wonderful post Neva. I sure your post!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Liz Moore said...

Neva, I have enjoyed catching up on your posts today. I love your analogy of standing with Jesus. Even when I can't stand, I can, because He stands with me and is holding me up!

Blessings,
Liz

5:11 PM  
Blogger preacherman said...

NEVA,
GREAT POST.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful post,


Rachel

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am grateful for all the times He took my hand, stood me up and healed me. Praise God for such a loving Messiah.

Pat

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

How blessed we are that the Son of God would notice us and take us by the hand.

Carol

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen,

Yvonne

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more. It is a wonderful thing when Jesus is standing with you. You can never fail.


Karin

9:17 PM  

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