There is a statement made about Jesus in Mark 7, and this statement is astounding to me. This is one of those statements that encompasses a great deal; it is an extensive and comprehensive assessment. It can be applied to Jesus in any way possible, and one will see that is true in every respect. “He has done all things well.”
The context of this statement is described both historically and humanly. The historical context is healing. Jesus had healed a deaf man who spoke with a great impediment. The text specifically references in Mark 7:37 the fact that Jesus healed the deaf and the mute. But the text also says that the obvious power and supernatural ability that was evidenced here in this healing caused the people to be “utterly astonished.” The people saw this unbelievable miracle, they were utterly astonished at what they saw, and they responded and said of Jesus, “He has done all things well.” But I would suggest that when all is said and done, when all has come to an end, everyone would testify that Jesus has done all things well.
1. This is the testimony of those who knew Jesus and observed His life.
2. This is the testimony of those who opposed Him.
3. This is the testimony of Pilate.
4. This is the testimony of the Heavenly Father.
5. This is the testimony of the sinner saved by grace.
6. This is the testimony of God’s pilgrims in eternal glory.
· “There were times when I sinned…”
· “There were times when I hated myself…”
· “There were times when I was confused…”
· “There were times when I was disappointed with life…”
· “There were times when I was burdened and overwhelmed…”
· “There were times when I was worried…”
· “There were times when I was sorrowful…”
· “There were times when I was sick…”
· “There was a time when I came to death…”
But no matter what happened, what I felt, and what was going on around me, in the end I have come to know that JESUS DID ALL THINGS WELL.