2010-02-22 - Parental Lessons from an Earthly Dad
The Good, the Bad, and the Godly, Part 4
When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. "Lord, have mercy on my son," he said. "He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water." (Matthew 17:14-15)
Maybe the job was too big for the disciples.
A father asked them to heal his boy, but they failed to. The son had a lot attacking him; seizures caused him to fall into water or fire. This dad went to Jesus and asked Him to heal his son. After he spoke the request, the dad saw the human side of Jesus. The disciples' faithlessness set Him off a little, but Jesus asked for the son, rebuked the demons, and healed the child at that moment. The father overheard the disciples asking Jesus why they could not denounce the demons. He said it was because of their lack of faith.
There must be something to this faith business, as his son and he could attest to. The father was just glad Jesus was there to heal his son. Now he no longer suffered, and could lead a normal life.
Lord, I don't want to be like others who are not exactly sure that You will show up. I believe You can set things right. I have faith. Let my faith be enough for You to work in my life. Thank You for always being there. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.