Saturday, January 10, 2009
The Realities of God
From the devotional based on Stedman's teaching.
What is this all saying--this entire account of the healing of the woman, the raising of Jairus's daughter, and the reception given him by the people of Nazareth? It is saying to us today, "Lift up your eyes and look beyond the visible to the realities of God. Live in the full dimensions of life, as God intended life to be." Life can never be explained entirely in terms of the natural. We are left impoverished and despairing if all we have to depend on is our natural resources, natural power. But God is rich in grace, rich in power, rich in inward strength and sympathy, and His cry to us is, "No longer be unbelieving, but believe and have faith that I am at work, and I will enrich your life beyond your wildest dreams."
Nazereth could only look with limited vision to Jesus whom they had known as a man....and did not see Him for who He truly was.
"They took refuge in that final resort of all weak and small minds--they ridiculed Him. They took offense at Him and began to discount all He had done."