Despair

He is Near – Mark 13

He is Near – Mark 13

It is not as we would have expected. We would have expected that the moment in which the darkness seems the greatest would be the moment in which God’s absence would be most profoundly felt and proven true, but Jesus insists it is not. It is precisely in this moment that He is nearer than ever. He is at the gates; salvation is nigh.

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The Desperate Prayer – Mark 9

The Desperate Prayer – Mark 9

Such is the mystery of prayer for all of us. We ask questions like: Why should we have to pray if God already knows our needs? Why does he not answer without our asking? Why, sometimes, must we wait for an answer? Does he not care? Ironically, it is because we pray that we discover the answer to that last question.

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