“Instantly the leprosy disappeared, and the man was healed” (Mark 1:42 NLT).


The Gospel of Mark is unique among the four in that it was written in present tense. Mark’s action-oriented writing is marked by his favorite phrase, “and immediately” (καὶ εὐθὺς), which is found throughout the book. Here, the NLT translates the phrase as “instantly.”
Each gospel presents a different perspective of Jesus. Matthew sees Him as King, Luke as Son of Man, and John as Son of God. But Mark presents a man of action, Jesus the Servant of all. And whatever Jesus does, He does “instantly.” Is there any urgent need requiring Christ’s immediate attention in your life?
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for the love and care You have for us. Teach us to look to You for help first rather than after we’ve exhausted all other sources. For You care for us. Help us to care for others with the same urgency. In Jesus’ name, Amen.