Graham Romp | Matthew 17:14-20
While Jesus was up a mountain revealing something of his true glory to Peter, James and John, his other disciples were having a "valley bottom" experience. They publicly failed to heal a boy, even though on other occasions they had been able to heal in Jesus' name. When things don't work out as we hope or expect, we may start to wonder... is it my fault? What's wrong with me? Graham draws both challenge and encouragement from the way that Jesus deals with his disciples.
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When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. ‘Lord, have mercy on my son,’ he said. ‘He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.’