What No One Else Can Do

“… he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him.” (Mark 5:4)

Mark 5’s description of the demoniac portrays a situation which was beyond the scope of man to help. “No one was strong enough to subdue him.” He was more powerful than any man. Nothing that any human could do would help. But there some Someone greater who could!

The chapter goes on to describe how Jesus commanded the demons to come out of the man, and how they submitted to Him: kneeling before Him, “asking permission”, etc.  We eventually see that Jesus made the  man well, and he became His disciple.  Jesus could do what no one else was able to do!

We need to remember this when we face those “hard” cases, of friends or loved ones whom people have tried and failed multiple times to help. There is POWER in Jesus to do what no one or nothing else can do. Our job is to remember that, believe it, and direct His power towards them in prayer and ministry. What no one else is strong enough to do, take heart:  HE CAN!

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
This entry was posted in Devotions/Bible Studies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to What No One Else Can Do

  1. Marie-Anne Webster says:

    What an encouraging reminder! Thank you yet again for this timely and inspired word!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s