The tip of the Emotional Iceberg
Pastor Rob Myallis   -  

June 30, 2024

Sickness is like an iceberg in that we often only see the tip of the situation.  The Gospel writer Mark takes us on a deep dive into the emotional undercurrents of illness, exploring what is going on in the hearts of the families of two women who are healed by Jesus (Mark 5:21-43).  These stories speak to the reality of our emotions, but they also speak to the compassion and faithfulness of Jesus as he moves towards suffering to bring salvation.

The way that Mark tells this story, he not only draws us closer to these two women and their families, but he draws us into the story, inviting us to recall the times in our lives when we’ve encountered chronic and acute illness.  This reveals to us how Jesus is also at work during those times in our life — offering compassion, summoning faith and finally carrying us.

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