3/24/2014

never alone

Saturday April 9th, John 9: 34 to this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!" And they threw him out. 35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" 36 "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."  37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."  38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind." The reaction to the loss of control is often anger.  Jesus’ reaction to the victims of that anger is the gift of the presence of God.  Jesus is there for each and every person in this world.  But when we are overly concerned with maintaining our power and control, the only thing we accomplish is blinding ourselves to this present hour and situation.  We think we walk alone, out of choice, and out of ignorance of what our man made walls are keeping us from seeing.  It is when we find ourselves truly in the dark for the first time, our batteries dead, our ambitions gone and our control and anger and ego deflated, that we begin to see what was there all along, Christ, calling us to be a part of the family of God.  Sometimes it is only when we find ourselves blinded by shining our own light in our own eyes one time too many that we discover that the one taking us by the arm and leading us is Christ.  It is then we too begin to see.  Just like all of us, someday even the ever ready bunny kicks the bucket.  When that happens to us, remember you are never alone.

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