Skip to comments.Pretty Cool Stuff [Devotional]
Posted on 01/07/2009 3:29:52 AM PST by tenger
And the man got up and went home. When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men. Matthew 9:7-8
Jesus was a crowd pleaser, though that's not what he set out to do. Generally speaking, the crowds liked Him. He did some pretty cool stuff (healing men and casting out demons is some cool stuff when it's done right in front of your eyes)! They were probably puzzled at the Jewish leaders' contempt for him and hostile reaction to him.
Jesus had just healed the paralytic. He instructed him just to get up and walk because his sins were forgiven. The leaders bristled at that. How dare he! Then he told the man to get up and go.
Pretty cool stuff.
Jesus still does some pretty cool stuff, though it may not always be as dramatic as this passage. He's still in the business of changing lives, one at a time. He's still trying to draw us unto himself so that we can learn. He still answers prayer and often not the way we'd like it get answered. He is still in the hearts and minds of millions of His believers around the world. And He still has the time for me.
I'd say that's some pretty cool stuff and worthy of His praise, just like the crowd did in the story.
It happens every day around the world. Will never make the news on the MSM but is amazing and a miracle and cause for much rejoicing to those who know. Like Lazarus raising from the dead, shaking off the robes of death and putting on a whole new suit of armour that gives protection from that which destroys, lives are restored and then protected every day. I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.
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