On TV difficulties are resolved in 30-60 minutes. Whether you need a home remodeled, a criminal caught or a love found the answer appears to be just one hour away. But our real life problems feel as if they will never go away. Not even our closest friends have the answers we need and worst of all it sometimes seems that not even God is concerned about us.
And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood Mark 14:2
In the gospel of Mark is a father desperate to find help for his son. He has watched over him for years, pulled him out of fires and saving him from drowning. He has tried but no friend, no family member and not even the disciples of Jesus were able to help. One of the things that I love most about our Lord Jesus is not His ability to do miracles or the amazing stories that He told, but that He stopped everything to spend time with the most ordinary of people
That day when Jesus came people maybe expected that He would give an immediate solution then go on His way. But Jesus isn’t like the super-hero that just helps people then flies off into the distance. Jesus cares about us and willingly comes and asks about our day. He doesn’t just come to show off His super -power but He spends time to become a part of our life.
Yes Jesus does have the answers for our needs, but He gives us more than just an exit from our difficulty. Jesus comes to be an entrance to a life together and will with us face every difficulty on the road ahead!