Archive for April 21st, 2011

THOTS Small Thoughts: The Day that Jesus Came to a Standstill

Refers Luke 18:35-43

v39-40 And those who led the way in front of the procession went to rebuking him telling him to be quiet. But he himself cried out much more, “Son of David have mercy on me!” And Jesus having come to a standstill, commanded him to be brought to Him. And after he had come near, He asked him, “What do you desire that I do for you?”

What is it that makes the Son of God, the Creator of the Universe, stand still, in His own tracks?

A voice.

A voice that beggars belief.

A voice that enquires and seeks an answer to a question.

A pleading voice that lifts and rises from the warmed, dusted ground.

Rising in hope mixed with anxiety, it appeals to He who is the son of David.

Rising with anticipation and with genuineness, only to be cut at from behind and in front.

From a leading pack whose intention is to quell any and all distractions, especially from such a one.

The voice rises higher still and increases in strength all the more. It shall get through. It shall prevail.

JESUS STOOD STILL

Everything goes quiet. All that can be heard is a strong command from the lips of the Master.

Where is this one, who pleads and calls upon the name of the son of David, amongst so many?

How can this Jesus of Nazareth see me, when I cannot see anything? Is there yet hope?

Who are these people with arms around me, encouraging me now to be expectant?

Drawing closer, feeling excited, at last face to face with my merciful Lord.

What do you want me to do for you, He asks as I draw near.

To see again is my plea! I believe!  

Then receive.

What is it that makes the Son of God, the Creator of the Universe, stand still, in His own tracks? There are three you can now ask…Joshua, who knew the mighty sun to stand still at Gibeon and the majestic moon at Aijalon. You can ask the glorious cherubim angels whose living wheels would stand still as they stood still. And the third…well, the third one you can ask, has a voice that beggars belief.

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THOTS Small Thoughts: DO Get Roped In!

                                                        

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…And Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a surgeon’s needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” They who heard it said, “Then who is able to be saved?” But he said, “The things impossible with men are possible with God.”  Luke 18:24-25

Doctor Luke would say…Don’t get stitched up beyond your means!

Let go. Let God!

THOTS Small Thoughts: Sliding Down Rainbows

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(Jesus said)”…for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted. And they were bringing even their infants to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it they began rebuking them. But Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and stop preventing them, for as such as these is the the kingdom of God. Truly, truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God in the same manner as a little child does, shall absolutely not enter it. Luke 18:14-17

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