Thursday, October 2, 2014

follow through

I am not a great athlete, but I enjoy watching great athletes. My son-in-law, Mike, is a great athlete. Just the other day I saw him snatch two honey bees right out of the air to protect his children...what reflexes. One thing that great athletes do is "follow through". Whether it is a swing or a throw or a jump the action isn't completed until the action is allowed to go through it's full range of motion. Jesus had tremendous follow through. In Mark, chapter 8, he dramatically restores the vision of a blind man. He took two steps to restore the sight with two physical touches and after the sight was completely restored he had one more step. In verse 26: Jesus sent him away, saying, "Don't go back into the village on your way home." You see, Jesus knew that it was going to be healthier for this one who had just regained sight to see those who loved him at home first, before passing through the village. When Jesus restores our spiritual vision He is just getting started in our lives and He knows which direction we need to go from there to grow and flourish. Jesus had tremendous "follow through"!
Rob Smith

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