Monday, January 28, 2013

John 9:33 “If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”

This verse comes from a passage where the Pharisees are investigating a healing that Jesus gave.  The man had been blind from birth and Jesus gave him sight on the Sabbath day. This got the Pharisees all upset.  Jesus did not fall into their rules and procedures.  He broke the mold on so many levels and that made some of the people very uncomfortable.  Sometimes we get so wrapped up in keep things as we think they should be that we lose sight of the truth.  We cling to our rules, our precepts and our laws as if our very lives depend on it.  Jesus did not conform to human laws and neither does God.  If we trust in that truth, we are able to let go of our man made rules and be free in His truth.  God will enable us to accomplish whatever He calls us to do.  His holy power healed the blind man and His power will guide you in the tasks He has planned for you when he time is right.  We are all called to live in Love, to love God and love each other as he loves us.  Whatever else we do, this is the law of God.  Living under this law allows us to do whatever we do to the glory of God.

Give us sight to see your truth.  Help us set down our chains that bind us, whatever they may be.  Guide our steps into freedom granted through your unending love and help us to live under the law your love this day and all days so we can do what you call us to do.  Amen.