As Jesus departed, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Show us mercy, Son of David.” When he came into the house, the blind men approached him. Jesus said to them, “Do you believe I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Then Jesus touched their eyes and said, “It will happen for you just as you have believed.” Their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly warned them, “Make sure nobody knows about this.” But they went out and spread the word about him throughout that whole region. As they were leaving, people brought to him a man who was demon-possessed and unable to speak. When Jesus had thrown out the demon, the man who couldn’t speak began to talk. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He throws out demons with the authority of the ruler of demons.” (Matthew 9:27-34, CEB)
What would have happened if the people would have said, “No I don’t think you can.” Does Jesus’ ability to heal depend on our belief? Please tell me it doesn’t, because I like the man in Mark am always saying I believe help my unbelief!
I think more to the point if they would have said no would Jesus still have healed them? I think God heals people all the time that don’t believe in God or that God has any power over this life.
What it really comes down to is despite all the things that could make you not believe, do you still believe? And I will always say yes. There are so many things that could make me question and wonder but I will never not believe all the promises I have seen fulfilled and know that God is with and for me.
Loving People. Loving God.
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I won’t forget what you wrote here: “I think God heals people all the time that don’t believe in God or that God has any power over this life.” So powerful and such a testament to God’s love for ALL PEOPLE