Reflections on Mark 9 – Wow! Jesus gives us a glimpse of himself as he truly is – radiant and in the company of Elijah and Moses (two of the old testament heroes) .
Peter, James and John were witnesses to His transfiguration. Sweet Peter didn’t know what to say; it seems like he just wanted to seem useful without understanding how when he offered to build shelters. And then God’s voice is heard from the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him. ” And then the moment was over as Jesus stood with Peter, James and John, instructing them to stay quiet about these events until He had risen from the dead.
Beloved, can you imagine? Do you imagine? I encourage you to do so.
Next, Jesus heals the boy with the unclean spirit. The boy’s father asked Jesus to heal his son, and adds ‘if you can’:23. Jesus calls him out on this to which he responds, ‘I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief!’ :24. Isn’t that an encouragement? I have something I’ve prayed for a very long time, and there is a measure of unbelief, but Jesus, I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief! How about you, Beloved?
There’s more treasure to uncover. What spoke to you most in Mark 9? I would love to hear from you.
Now, on to Mark 10!