Was it in anger, LORD, that you struck the rivers
and parted the sea?
Were you displeased with them?
No, you were sending your chariots of salvation!
The mountains watched and trembled.
Onward swept the raging waters.
The mighty deep cried out,
lifting its hands to the LORD.
The sun and moon stood still in the sky…
I see God moving across the deserts from Edom,
the Holy One coming from Mount Paran.
His brilliant splendor fills the heavens,
and the earth is filled with his praise.
His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise.
Rays of light flash from his hands,
where his awesome power is hidden.
I have heard all about you, LORD.
I am filled with awe by your amazing works.
In this time of our deep need,
help us again as you did in years gone by.
And in your anger,
remember your mercy.
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD!
Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our ancestor David!
Praise God in highest heaven!”
“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?”
“Anything is possible if a person believes.”
The father instantly cried out,
“I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
…they traveled through Galilee.
Jesus didn’t want anyone to know he was there,
for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples
and teach them. He said to them,
“The Son of Man is going to be betrayed
into the hands of his enemies.
He will be killed,
but three days later he will rise from the dead.”
Then he asked them,
“But who do you say I am?”
Peter replied, “You are the Messiah.”
Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear.
The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—
and you will receive even more.
To those who listen to my teaching,
more understanding will be given.
But for those who are not listening,
even what little understanding they have
will be taken away from them.”
The farmer plants seed by taking God’s word to others.
And the seed that fell on good soil
represents those who hear and accept God’s word
and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times
as much as had been planted!”
Mark 4:14, 20
Moved with compassion,
Jesus reached out and touched him.
“I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!”
Instantly the leprosy disappeared,
and the man was healed.