The rebukes of Jesus to his disciples constantly challenge me. I am especially challenged when he points out their “little faith” or “no faith.”
In Matthew 17, after Jesus has come down from the transfiguration event, the disciples have been confronted with a situation they can’t handle. The trouble they have is they experienced the spiritual battle with demons before and had cast out demons, but now this particular situation wasn’t working out the same.
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“When we hear the word miracle, we must not imagine fireworks and drum rolls and trumpet blasts and then, presto, a piece of heavenly magic that sends us reeling. That is fun but it is not gospel.” — Eugene Peterson, When Kingfishers Catch Fire Continue reading “The fireworks of salvation”
Reading and praying through the Gospel of Mark, I am interested in 2 stories: the feeding of the 5,000 then the feeding of the 4,000. Two miracles where each time the disciples are baffled as to what to do. Why can’t they remember what Jesus did the last time?
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When we come to the Lord with needs, we must come boldly. We must come with an expectation. Doubt doesn’t really belong. We may hesitate. We may wonder if anything can happen, but we can be reminded of the greatness of God.
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There are so many things I love and hate about the healing of the blind man in John 9.
The biggest thing I love about this passage is that when the miracle is over, Jesus keeps on moving. When others ask the healed man where Jesus is, he doesn’t know. Continue reading “The every day miracle in a world of selfies”