Are we limiting Jesus?
I'm reading through Mark's Gospel and today I'm in chapter 6. Here are some excellent insights from F.B. Meyer:
In the opening paragraph of this chapter, we learn of hatred and rejection of those who had enjoyed the rich privileges of being the neighbors and associates of our Lord from his earliest days. They could not discern the divine in the human, the heavenly under the earthly veil. The Saviour, therefore, driven from their towns, goes about among the villages...in order to spread the good news as far as possible. The Lord is still in his Church through the Holy Spirit, but his power is limited and neutralized by our unbelief. It is useless to ask him to put forth his great power and save us, so long as we have made it practically impossible for him to do as we ask... Faith is our capacity for God, and there are several conditions for its nurture and growth
F. B. Meyer, Through the Bible Day by Day: A Devotional Commentary, vol. 5 (Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1914–1918), 88–89.
Lord Jesus, like your first disciples, we ask you to increase our faith. By the empowering of your Holy Spirit, enable us to believe that you are all that you are. Broaden our vision. Be magnified in our eyes. Be free to do all the works that you desire to do in us, through us, and around us. To you be all glory and honor. Amen.