October 24th, 2021


Take Heart

Mark 10:50 “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.”

In the most difficult situations in life, we all need encouragement and hope. When things seem too hard for us to handle on our own, the phrase ‘Take Heart’ represents the support and help offered by others. Maybe it’s a family member or a friend or even a stranger who can encourage us and give us hope when we are having a tough time. Maybe it’s that surprise act of kindness or mercy that gives us the strength to keep going or start again.

In the Bible, a man seeking healing from Jesus cried out for mercy. He was desperate, crying out louder and louder. Finally, Jesus learned of his presence and the crowd told the man to “take heart, get up, he is calling you.”  The man ran to Jesus and was healed. Even more than that, the man answered the invitation to follow Jesus and to be part of God’s kingdom in the world. Take heart, be encouraged, have hope. It is all those things that enable us to ‘get up’ and be part of the new life God call us to.