Posted: March 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

Matthew 9 astounds me. In it, Jesus is chased down by a paralyzed guy, a dirty rotten tax collector and his dirty rotten friends, a ruler with a dead daughter, a broken woman, two blind men, a man shut up by demons and people with “all kinds of diseases and every weakness and infirmity”. Pretty sorry lot that follows Him, really.

Two things:

  1. Apparently it’s the big hurts in life that lead us to pursue Him. When our hurts lead us to His healing, they get kicked to the other side of the ledger into the Biggest Blessings column.
  2. It’s silly for Christians to be surprised when His presence draws a stormy crowd. In fact, if we aren’t well-armed with the faith to distribute His healing and the love to do it authentically, then we – who ought to be the happiest people on the face of the planet – will instead be miserable pretenders.

That’s all.


P.S. My lilacs are budding!

  1. Thanks for the post – I totally agree about people coming to the Lord thru their difficult times. I think it all has to do with the thing the Lord gave us – our free will – and the sin we are born in – iniquity – and the only way we seem to turn to the Lord willingly is when our life that we are trying to run ourselves seems to run amuck and we FINALLY turn to Him because we know HE IS THE ONLY WAY OUT!!! Once we turn to Him and realize serving Him is exactly what He said it would be we wonder why we didn’t do this a long time ago. We are seeing the neediest of the needy come and find the Lord and turn into the most humble, faithfilled people you would ever meet. God is on the move – and He is doing it HIS WAY!!! Praise the Lord!!!

  2. Sarah says:

    Agreed. Awesome post!

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