Monday, August 15, 2011

Thought for the day

"Matthew 20:30-31a "And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace:"

What I've seen is, that when the hungry, the empty, the desperate man or woman see God in their midst, they want to cry out. They cry out from a raw, natural void in themselves, a void that can see that they can be filled with just a touch of the Master's hand. They know that their blindness cannot be healed apart from a touch from God. But there are two groups of people telling the two blind men not to cry out and to hold their peace.

1 The unbelieving, faithless and powerless. Those who see Jesus as a nice man, nothing more, nothing less. They say hold your peace, because they want to keep things the way they are.

2 The self-righteous religious. Those who have made themselves comfortable under the blanket of religion. This group also told the blind to hold their peace. After all, such blatant outbreaks could disrupt their plans. Tell those blind men to shut up Jesus is here. From a modern viewpoint - Keep those kids quiet, Jesus is here.  "When , Oh vain man, when will you seek Me apart from man's approval."

Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010

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