21 Days of Fasting and Prayer
Monday, January 29th, 2018

 

And when He had looked around at them all, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.” Luke 6:10

On Sunday, we looked at this great narrative: Jesus calls a man with a withered right hand from the fringes to the forefront of the synagogue.

He beckons him to traverse through the masses to be healed.  One step more: ‘Stretch your hand- and completely restored.’

 

Yesterday I mentioned that Christ does not just see the throngs of people, he sees you.  Your specific need.  In that specific moment. At the close of the day, my friend Steve Cerillo shared an insightful observation:  
Although Jesus can see the one on the periphery of the crowds; He also sees the ones IN the crowds.  When He gets to us it is not the detriment of someone else.  

 

The Pharisees who were present could not see anyone of the ‘ones’.  They also could no longer see need.  They only observed life through the lens of keeping the law; thereby taking life rather than giving it.

 

A worthwhile thought as we come down the final turn of our 21 day fast:  We are the ‘ones’ but we are not the only ones. Miraculously when you ask for His presence or call upon His power… you don’t receive just a part of God.  He is indivisible.  100%: in no way fractioned, fractured or fragmented… At all times, in all things, He brings all of who He is… to You!

 

Keep on Believing!

 

Standing with you,

Pastor Scott