April 5, Reading 3 – Mark 4:21-41

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SAA Notes

Here are three parables and a miracle. What does each teach? What does it mean to be terrified (verse 41)? Have you ever looked at Jesus like this?

SJA Notes

Think here about this Right Man who speaks of His kingdom.

This is He who is the energy that created and sustains the universe!

This is He who could call down ten thousand legions of mighty angels to do His bidding.

This is He who was before time in perfect communion with Father and Spirit.

The Son who rises with healing in His wings.

And see here of how He speaks of His kingdom, the Kingdom of God – What humility and upside-down wisdom and truth we read here.

“It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large brances, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

It’s sometimes hard not to get frustrated at the state of the church today, at the world’s aggressive campaign of intimidation and attack, at the seeming lack of power we hold as God’s people.

But we are to be reminded of Jesus’ words here. The kingdom is not like other kingdoms.

Yes, and the King is not like other kings!

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* Gracious Father,

Thank You for Your love for us.

Thank You for Your Son, the King who went to the cross for His people.

Mark us as a faithful people who submit under Your will, stepping each day in active hard-won hard-wrestled trust in You.

Amen.

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