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July 1, 2018
 
"The Church...Heals Abundantly"
 
Focus Scriptures: 
2 Corinthians 8:7-15     Mark 5:21-43
 
In our world there are many who need healing in one form or another. Mark’s gospel story tells us about Jesus who restores a girl’s life while a woman finds healing in the midst of a crowd by touching his cloak. The power of healing is found in the ministry of Jesus in so many places for so many people. For Jesus healing always begins with faith that is found in the person who is suffering. The witnesses to healing are typically quick to see what is missing while Jesus lifts up what is already there. St. Paul teaches us that the church can be a place of restoration and healing when we begin with abundance that matches the need of this world.  God loves us and wants what is best for us in this life and will provide for us in the midst of our suffering and loss. 

 

 

Daily Devotion
June 24, 2018
The Church...Defies Human Tradition
 

“But his mother said, ‘No; he is to be called John.’ They said to her, ‘None of your relatives has this name.’ Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him. He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, ‘His name is John.’ And all of them were amazed.” Luke 1:60-63. We make traditions because they make us feel good. We like meaningful repetitions of events. We like things being done the way they always have been done. It brings a sense of comfort. We know what is coming. There are times though that we might have to question whether a tradition we created might need to change to make room for what God is moving in us to do. The church has had to change and evolve as the years have gone by. Some human traditions needed to be changed to make a way for the direction God was calling the Christian community go in. That’s nothing new. When John the Baptist is born there is a human tradition to name the son after the father, or someone in the family. The people expect Zechariah to name his son something traditional. God had told him differently. God said the child should be named John. Zechariah does as God instructs and puts his human tradition aside and names his son John. We must always be open to God’s voice and where He leads us. The church helps us by showing how it has changed to better serve and welcome God’s beloved children. Prayer: “Dear Lord, help me not to hold on too tightly to traditions made by man so that I miss what you might want me to do instead. I listen to Your word and follow where You lead. Amen.”

Written by Jamie Witt

 


 

 
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