The Land of Miracles

Mount Rainier-Berkeley Park

Berkeley Park, Mount Rainier National Park

Berkeley Park is a place of flowers and mist, a peaceful place for healing of the soul.

Have you ever prayed for healing? This appeal to God is little scary for me. It is even scarier when the prayer is for a child with a life threatening illness. I am scared because I don’t know if my faith measures up to what is required. Can I muster the faith required, or will one little deviation, one little doubt, one little slip cause the miracle to crumble? That is what one father worried about when he asked Jesus to heal his son.

“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”
Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”                Mark 9:17-24

This man knew the faith needed to heal his son was beyond his ability. I think it is beyond most people’s ability to summon that kind of faith, even the disciples couldn’t do it. But Jesus healed the boy because He is the author and perfecter of faith and interceded with God on behalf of the man and his son.

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  Hebrews 4:14-16

I may not have what it takes, but I can go to my high priest, Jesus, and pray: “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.” Knowing that brings peace to my soul.

6 thoughts on “The Land of Miracles

  1. Thank you.. As usual, perfect timing.
    Headding back to Missoula Friday for a funeral. Cousin committed suicide, really a struggle for the whole family.
    God is making positive out of a negative again I’m seeing already.
    Be well.
    Jason Lape

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  2. From the messages I’ve heard (pastors/Bible teachers), it’s not about our faith–how much or strong we can muster it up–but rather The ONE in whom we’ve placed our faith. He is mighty in power, faithful in love–I think we just need to make that declaration as we pray with thanksgiving. I’ve noticed that I have more faith in some areas, than others–so I have prayed for Him to increase my faith where I lack–but mostly I’m working on keeping my eyes on HIM, rather than myself and all my limitations. God bless you abundantly with His favor.

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