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  • Writer's pictureSteven Marsh

Discipleship Musings: a Reflection on Psalm 108, Isaiah 48:1-11, Galatians 1:1-17 and Mark 5:21-43

I’m big on being the best Jesus I can be to and with others. And I want that for other followers of Jesus too.

As disciples, followers of Jesus, we have an amazing commission. As we bring the very presence of Jesus into all that we do…pause and think about that for a minute…the plans, encounters, conversations, and interactions are prepared and ordered by God. Thus, God is steadfast and faithful in his love toward us. And it is that steadfast and faithful love that sustains in all ways all the time.

It is in God then we can find our promised sanctuary. And help others do the same.

When it is all said and done, let us not forget that human help is ultimately worthless. Oh it is important, but the help we offer others in our daily walk of remembering, telling, and living the way of Jesus (discipleship) is not the savior. Jesus is.

In many ways, it is helpful that our faith in Jesus continually makes us well. It did in the story with Jesus’s encounter with the woman who touched him, in the crowd.  Jesus knew it and recognized her, thus honoring the woman.

The former things have come and gone. God is writing a new thing…a new chapter. Let us participate rightly, not falsely, in God’s story. Rightly? Simply believe, to reference an idea of N.T. Wright’s.

Scripture readings are taken from the two-year daily lectionary cycle which follows the liturgical calendar and begins on the First Sunday of Advent.

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