April 2, 2014

Unlocking Doors

Matthew 9:27-34

[one_half] The season of Lent is designed to accomplish several goals in our lives.   It is filled with ancient practices that are instructive for our spirits.  During the season we take on the opportunity to engage Scripture, discover acts of service, and to reflect on the goodness of God in our lives.  It does not take much time for most of us to find many areas of thanksgiving.  Then there are others who never seem to see the blessing even when it is obvious to others.  Do you know people like that?

I love to hear from people who have experienced the personal and transforming power of God.  Their witness is always strong and powerful.  It is a remarkable blessing to faith when positive testimony is shared freely.

Our passage today speaks about two blind men who followed Jesus.  They called out to him, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.”  When Jesus stopped he asked the two men one of the key questions of our Christian faith.  He asked, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”  With a positive response from both men, Jesus stepped close enough to touch their eyes.  He declared, “According to your faith will it be done to you.”  And they could see! [/one_half]

[one_half last=last] There may be things that you want to bring to the Lord today.  You may need healing in body, mind or spirit.  You may need a problem solved or a blessing of some sort.  Whatever the situation I believe that Jesus asks the same question today ‘do you believe that I am able to do this?”   Your response to that critical question will be the key.  Lent is about unlocking the doors of our lives. [/one_half]

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