Numbers 13-15; Mark 9

Mark 9:24 “Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!””  I believe this is one of Scripture’s greatest prayers.  It is not sublime poetry like the Psalms, but it is a Hemingwayesque cry from the heart that beautifully captures the human condition.  We live and look through a glass darkly as St. Paul wrote.  Longing for God is written on our hearts, but His revelations can be dim and elusive to us.  Faith is not static.  It is a gift from God than constantly needs to be renewed.  It is also under continuous attack from the Devil, doing whatever he can to pry it away from us.  Thus the paramount importance of prayer, a continuous conversation with God where we ask for faith.

GOD’S ANSWER: Knock and the door shall be opened.  Ask and you shall receive.  Would a loving Father hand you a snake if you asked for a fish?  Pray always.

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