The Question mark
Mark 6: 12-13 “They went out and preached that people should repent. They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them …
Mark 6: 29 “On hearing of this, John’s disciples came and took his body and laid it in a tomb”.
Mark 6:30 “The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught”.
So in between the event of the apostles being sent out to preach, deliver and heal the masses and then returning with their joyful reports, John the Baptist was killed and placed in a tomb. What is Mark trying to tell us? What does God want us to know?
The question mark ???
Can you continue to be focused and do the work of God even though it feels like life goes wrong?
Can you be trusted with a question mark or do you need all the answers?
Can you leave things with the story of God knowing you must complete your own task in life?
It seems compassion-less perhaps. But don’t slow down, back-off or become so engaged with someone else’s story that has nothing to do with you to the detriment of what you are meant to be doing. Learn to carry the question mark. You won’t know everything. You will never carry all the answers and reasons to this life.