THE STORY OF JESUS: Mark 15:27-32
“Let this Messiah come down now… that we may see and believe.” (Mark 15:32?)
I have heard people say these very words.
‘Where is this Jesus you believe in, let Him show Himself!’
When our Messiah does not perform as demanded, they refuse to believe.
Like Thomas after the resurrection, ‘Unless I see, I will not believe’.
In this scene, Jesus does not ‘perform’ for a good reason.
He is up to something better, the most important thing He can do.
Jesus is in the process of beating Satan and sin, and setting us free.
If He were to ‘perform’ our way, we would not like the results.
The same is true now, Jesus is still up to something better.
When Jesus seems hidden, or unresponsive, He is not inactive.
Jesus is at work all the time, everywhere, confirming His victory.
He is using me and my life – and everyone else’s – as part of His plan.
He has His reasons when He does not ‘come down’ when we ask Him to.
Better to surrender to His hidden purpose, than have Him meet my demands.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, this is true, but still not easy. Sometimes I really do wish You would do something visible, miraculous. But even if I do not see, yet I will trust in You!