Monday, October 20, 2014

argument and awe

When Jesus came down from the Mount of Transfiguration with Peter, James and John there was a large crowd surrounding the remaining disciples. Religious teachers were arguing with the disciples. As it turned out a man had brought a child to be healed by Jesus and the disciples had been unable to heal him. Apparently, at that point, the teachers of the law stepped in to try to seize the moment and call the followers of Jesus, and Jesus himself, frauds. But, just in the nick of time, Jesus came down into their midst to set things right. As soon as the crowd saw Jesus "they were overwhelemed with awe, and they ran to greet him." I think this is a picture of how it is with us. Jesus' first words to them all were, "What is all this arguing about?" As we go through our days we find the opponents of the Lord trying to seize on every weakness of His followers to convince others that God is untrue and Jesus not who He claims to be. But when Jesus shows up the arguing ceases and we run in awe to Him. And one day, according to scripture, everyone will bow and acknowledge that Jesus is Lord. We need to take our eyes off of ourselves and see Jesus, as He has come down the mountain and now is in our midst. We need to run to him in awe and leave the arguing behind!
Rob Smith

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