Devotion of the Day

Not Lost In The Crowd

Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
Mark 5:31

God never loses the individual in the crowd. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God”-there is the multitude-but God breaks it down into individuals-“there is none righteous, no, not one.” The sinners cannot hide in the crowd.

But there is another side: “God so loved the world”-there is the multitude-“that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever”-there is the individual-“believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Salvation is for every sinner in the crowd.

The disciples in our text saw the crowd; Jesus saw one lone woman. The multitude thronged Him; the woman touched Him. The crowds at church on Sunday morning throng Him, but few ever touch Him. God deals with people one at a time. “Him that cometh…If any man….Whosoever will” We are saved, Spirit-filled, called, directed, one at a time.

Be sure you press through the throng and touch Him. “For as many as touched (not thronged) him were made perfectly whole.”

Devotion of the Day

Press Through To Jesus!

Bring Him hither to me.
Matthew 17:17

The disciples had failed to cast out demons from this poor boy, but Jesus never fails. How good to know that when men fail and churches fail, we can still get through to Jesus. Back of all the fads and isms, the failure of the saints and the impotency of some churches, He stands, the same yesterday and today and forever.

You will find what you need in Jesus. Not in that book which you hope will reveal some magic open sesame on the next page. Not in some group or denomination that seems to have just what you’ve been looking for. Not in some self-induced experience you’ve been trying to work up. Not in a pet preacher or favorite cause or doctrine. All these will disappoint you. Our Lord said of the hungry multitude, “They need not depart.” You never need to leave Jesus for anything. He is Alph and Omega-and all the letters between-so you need not go outside His alphabet to complete the wording of your life.

All that is true and in any book or movement or group or doctrine or experience is already in Christ. Get through to the Source. “By him all things consist.”