Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tues., 7/24/12 Devotion (Mk. 6:56c)

Today's encouragement comes from Mark 6:56c, where we read these words:

" . . . And as many as touched Him [Jesus] were made well."

Every time a human being touches Jesus Christ in faith, there is heal-ing. The key to everyone's life--be it a Christian or an unbeliever--is to come into contact with Jesus the Savior. This is done by faith; and it is often applied (practically) in prayer. True "wellness" requires "rubbing shoulders" with God--who will only be known in Christ.

Let us boldly come to Christ, in faithful prayer. He is always ready to heal and forgive. He is the giver of life. May our hearts yearn to be with (and near) Him.

[Puritan quote of the day: "We would never go to God unless God came to us, such is the stoutness of our hearts." --Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "Gospel Reconciliation"]