When was the last time you discovered something? Maybe it was a connection you had never made until you heard that podcast. Or perhaps you discovered a new worship song that deeply resonated with your heart. Or maybe—on a very practical level—you were finally able to locate that one box in the garage! Those discoveries bring happiness.
This month we’ll be looking through the book of Mark and thinking about many of the things Jesus said and did. And for many of the people around him, these things brought moments of discovery—because they helped people realize that Jesus was the true King and Messiah whom God had promised to send. This discovery brings eternal life.
The gospel book of Mark introduces Jesus as the Son of God, who came to save with the power of God over evil and sin. And Mark makes clear that Jesus’ mission—and thus the mission of the church—is to everyone, for the people of all nations. So let’s look in Mark this month for the many ways Jesus reveals himself and calls us to follow him as the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God.
January’s author, Douglas MacLeod, is a church pastor in Fremont, Michigan. He has served as a pastor for 36 years with four congregations in Michigan and Iowa. He and Cathy, his wife of 40 years, are grateful for their three children and four grandchildren.
One last thing: Today’s international parent ministry (Back to God Ministries International) is changing its name to ReFrame Ministries. If you’d like to learn more, click on this FAQ link. As you read your devotions this month, may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!