Monday, May 11, 2009

Κύριος Notes

Faithfulness, faithfulness
is what I long for
Faithfulness is what I need
Faithfulness, faithfulness is what
You want from me

So take my heart and form it
Take my mind, transform it
Take my will, conform it
To Yours, to Yours, oh, Lord

Scripture Reflections Luke 8

40Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41Then a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell at Jesus' feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.

Jarius was a leader in that community. He was inchage of the synagogue...he was someone who knew the law and who was in need.

As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. 43And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. 44She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.

Interruptions can opportunities for You to work Lord. That is not the way that Jairus wanted this interchange to proceed. He was worried about his daughter. Enter this women, who in his mind was unclean...what does she have to stop Jesus for?

Lord Jesus remind me in the push and pull of the day what appear to be interuptions are opportunities for you to show your grace. It is in the middle of interruptions really that my ability to follow and to be faithful is lived the middle of my stuff not getting done exactly the way that I would like it the middle of it all trusting you to work and to lead and to protect.

Can you use the interruptions of life to bring about your will? there are times when the interludes are part of your communication to me. Lord Jesus in this situation this poor women was in desperate need and she took a risk right while important people were with you.

45"Who touched me?" Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you."

46But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me."

In the middle of the press of the crowd when people were pushing and shoving and the chaotic was all could sense the touch of faith. Your attention is never overloaded Lord Jesus for the opportunity to affirm a hand reaching out with a touch of faith in it.
47Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed.

Faith brought out into the real world should not go unnoticed. In fact for faith it be faith there must be an acknowledgment of the mountain that has been moved and who really did the moving.

48Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."

It is faith in Jesus...that he can heal...that he can save...that he can transform...that he can make a difference...that heals.

So Lord what does this healing within a healing teach me? ...That nothing is unnoticed to You...that a part of fully developed faith is being willing to be noticed even when it is uncomfortable...that with you being on the way somewhere is just as important as getting to destination.

Lord Jesus,

In this day help me to be faithful in the journey, both in aiming at the destination but also to being aware of the interruptions along the way.

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