Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the sea and came to His own city.
And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, “Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven.”
And some of the scribes said to themselves, “This fellow blasphemes.”
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, and walk’?
But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” — then He said to the paralytic, “Get up, pick up your bed and go home.”
And he got up and went home. But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men. Matthew 9:1-7
It started to change. At first, Jesus was unwelcome in His own hometown. They didn’t want to accept Him as a prophet, teacher or Savior. But now, they begin to see the power and authority of this man called Jesus. No longer would they say ‘isn’t he Mary and Joseph’s son’, but the would begin to realize God was visiting them. They were awestruck! In our lives, the more we realize who He is, the more the miracles will accompany our lives and we will be continually awestruck as well. The limitation is not within Him, only within us.
How has my faith been met with God’s great power and authority? What limits am I placing upon Him?
God, as this day of worship unfolds, I pray You will be glorified and revealed in many ways on this campus… from our children’s ministry to the older adults, do the miracles in our lives that are needed. I trust You and believe in You.
Continuing with the Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards: 20. Resolved, to maintain the strictest temperance in eating and drinking.