Monday, August 25, 2014

Traveling to Russia - Back next week!

We are making our way across the globe today.  If you are looking for the next post on my journey through Mark, please come back next Monday  I'll continue posting about my quiet times through Mark next week.  For now, I've made a list of some of the older Mark posts for you

Monday, August 18, 2014

Touching a Leper - Mark 1:40-45 Post 3

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You were willing to be near the man with leprosy, to reach out and touch him, to do what was required to make him clean. (Mark 1:40-45)

You were willing to come and live among us, to be near us, to touch us, to do what was necessary to take our sin, to cure our disease.  

You bore discomfort and pain Yourself so that I

Monday, August 11, 2014

I Am Willing - Mark 1:40-45 Post 2

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I imagine that most people in ancient times weren't "filled with compassion" in the presence of someone with leprosy (unless maybe it was a relative or close friend).  They were more likely to be filled with disgust and with fear.

But You were filled with compassion AND reached out and touched him (Mark 1:40-41). 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Unclean: This My Disease - Mark 1:40-45 Post 1

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In a way it's easier for me to understand the significance for the blind man or the deaf man, for the woman with an issue of blood, than for the leper. (Mark 1:40-45)  I can imagine what it would be like not to see, what it would be like not to hear...and I WAS the woman with an issue of blood.  

But being blind or deaf or paralyzed didn't make