Showing posts with label Bible poem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bible poem. Show all posts

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Christian Healing and The Word Center

After trying to maintain several blogs with regular posts, I saw a need to simplify! So an umbrella blog has been set up at The Word Center.

May God bless you and bring the healing you need in Christ Jesus.

Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016


Friday, July 26, 2013

Jesus heals a demoniac, an outcast, a death

Background: Today’s Gospel reading in Mark 5 gives a glimpse of the diverse healing through Jesus Christ. First He casts out a legion of demons that had made a man so violent even chains could not hold him! Freed from his life among tombs, the grateful man wants to follow Jesus but is told to go home and, like a missionary among friends, witness to what God has done for him. Undoubtedly the man’s powerful testimony prepared the way for the Gospel to be received in the Decapolis.

After crossing the sea by boat, Jesus is met by a crowd, including the leader of the local synagogue, Jairus, whose sick child lies near death. Before He can get to her, however, a woman whose illness makes her untouchable reaches out to touch the hem of Jesus’ robe, thinking this will cure her when no doctor could. Although people press all around Him, Jesus feels the woman’s touch and knows she, too, is healed.

During the delay, however, Jairus’ daughter dies. This report does not deter Jesus but does cause Him to put everyone out of the child’s room except her parents and His closest followers. Then, taking the hand of the dead child, Jesus tells the little girl to arise. And she does.

Mark Five: Red Letter Edition

Come out, come out
wherever you are!
What is your name?

Go home to your friends

and tell them the things –
the merciful things –
the Lord has done.

Who touched My clothes?
You've touched the Son!
Now go, touched in peace.
You have been healed.

You have been healed
of all your fears.
Just trust in Me.

Why are you weeping?

Why do you cry?
The child isn't dead.
She's only sleeping.

Get up, little girl!

Go out in the world.
Go out and become
a young child again.

©2013, Mary Harwell Sayler, all rights reserved. This unpublished poem is part of my current book project, Living with Bible People, in search of a publisher and based on today’s Daily Bible Reading in the Gospels.