By Greg Laurie
“The next day, after they had come down the mountain, a large crowd met Jesus. A man in the crowd called out to him, ‘Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, my only child.’”
Peter, James, and John came down from the mountain with Jesus, and there waiting for them was a demon-possessed child. But they were unable to do anything about it. Twenty-four hours after seeing the deity of Jesus, and they couldn’t help this poor boy.
Luke’s gospel tells us the child’s father approached Jesus and said, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, my only child. An evil spirit keeps seizing him, making him scream. . . . I begged your disciples to cast out the spirit, but they couldn’t do it” (9:38–40 NLT).