The content of this chapter parallels what was read yesterday in Luke 9. The main difference is we receive greater detail for both the transfiguration and Jesus’ encounter after with the father and his demon possessed son. Of particular interest, Mark shows us the interaction between Jesus and the father before the miracle takes place, which is a lesson in faith.
When we encounter Jesus, we immediately recognize our lack and need of more faith. Like this father, we may have a little faith, enough to get us as far as we’ve gotten. But, we need Jesus to transform our hearts and increase our faith and trust in God. That is something only he can do. When he does, our ability to pray increases because our faith in the God who controls all has been strengthened.
Have you asked Jesus to increase your faith in the areas where it is weak?