025307 Finding God in the Mystery of every day.
Your comments or questions are welcome
Contact me at larrymlawrence.com or,
e-mail- firstname.lastname@example.org (*New e-mail), or
on facebook search Larry Lawrence Mysteries, Twitter LarryLa2776706
Matthew 9 Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the Sea of Galilee and came to His own city.
2 And they brought to Him a paralyzed man lying on a stretcher. And seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man who was paralyzed, “Take courage, [son; your sins are forgiven.” 3 And some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming!” 4 And Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 6 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—then He *said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, pick up your stretcher and go home.” 7 And he got up and [c]went home. 8 But when the crowds saw this, they were [d]awestruck, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men. NASB
Did you ever notice that in moments of highest faith, the devil and his minions are there to cast doubt. The lurk in the shadows ever asking the same question as Eve was asked in the garden, “Did God really say…” Genesis 3:1 (my translation)
Be assured my friends that God did really say… and we have reaped the terrible consequences of that deception from the beginning of humankind’s journey on this earth. The faith we have in Jesus is going to be tested daily. The more active we are in expressing and living out our faith in doing good to others the more the devil takes an interest and sends someone to try to make you stumble and fall. Learn to recognize this and respond in love saying things that are likely to undo the detractors, such as: “God loves you, and so do I”, or “I will pray for you,” or “How can I help you understand.”
Remember that as you are bombarded with the sad sorry “news” about everything that is wrong with the world today that Jesus is the master of all creation and will “make all things work together for good for those who love Him”. Romans 8:28 NASB