Friday, February 24, 2012

A Morning Cup of Tea: Division of the People

Good morning! Happy Friday to you. I've already had a busy morning and it is going to continue on for the rest of the day I think. Looks like my area will be hit with rain today or tomorrow. We can use it for sure. 
  Today in our reading we are finishing chapter seven of John, beginning with verse 25. Today's cup of tea is going to be rather short and sweet because honestly, I don't know much to say about it. Jesus is teaching at the temple in Judea during the feast of the tabernacles. He already knows some want to kill him because of what he's done, that is, healing on the Sabbath. So far no one has touched him because it's not yet time. He is continuing to teach that he is the way to life eternal.  Just like today, some believe, some don't, even after seeing his works first hand. Some disbelievers said they knew him and his family, surely he isn't the Christ. Some stated that he was from Galilee so obviously he couldn't be the Christ because the Christ would be from Bethlehem. I guess they didn't know or didn't take into account the fact that he was born in Bethlehem. 
  But Jesus continued to speak in the temple and more believed, and this caught the attention of the Pharisees. They wanted him captured and brought to them. So far no man had been able to touch him because it was not yet time.  The Pharisees sent officers to get him, but the ones sent found no reason to take him into custody when they heard Jesus speak. 
 Have a great day

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