Friday, December 9, 2011

A Morning Cup of Tea: Jesus Casts out a Demon

Good morning! I hope this shows up at the right time. This is the first time I've written ahead of schedule.
  Today's reading is Luke 9: 37-45. A man came to Jesus begging for help with his only son, who was afflicted with a demon. The evil spirit made him hurt himself and froth at the mouth. The man said he had asked the disciples for help but they were unable to make the demon leave the boy. Jesus delivered the boy from the spirit. When it was done, Jesus said to his disciples,
  44. Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
 The disciples did not understand what he meant by this and they were afraid to ask. What Jesus wanted them to do was to pay attention. Really listen to what he was teaching them, because he would not always be with them in the flesh. His time of death was drawing near and he knew it. 
  While we don't have Jesus with us in the flesh we do have his Word -the bible. We don't know the time we have here on earth; we could be here another 50, 60 years or it could be over in the next ten minutes. We need to really listen and pay attention to what God wants us to know and do. 
 Have a wonderful day. 

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