Thursday, January 14, 2010

Doomed without Him

A message from 1 John 1:5-10 says,

Thus is the message we declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.



Perhaps, the writer here wanted to express how magnanimous a personality Christ was and continues to be. For one to attract such crowds there had to be something more than just the miracles. There had to be some connection the masses felt to be so drawn to our
Savior. There had to be some message people longed for and could only find it in Jesus.

Healing is a loving act. Whatever may inhibit us from becoming fully alive in our everyday actions should be a grave concern. Because, we're never truly happy when there's a scar on our soul. More than the physical handicap seen by the naked eye, the inner wounds and ill
feelings affect us psychologically and somehow manifest on our bodies.

When we long for the Master's touch for cleansing, for us to be made whole, a new life is reborn. We feel more alive than we've ever been. It's difficult to blame the healed leper's enthusiasm, who for so long had been shunned by society. Hopefully, we can be just as happy when
we allow God to take away all that disturbs our minds and extremities, so that we can be found rejoicing in his love once more.

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