A man once came to Jesus and he desperately wanted healing. He had an affliction since childbirth but the man had heard that Jesus Loved people so much and had so much power that perhaps finally he could be healed! You see in those days any affliction meant that you were paying for the sins of your father or sins that you had done so in the eyes of your community you were cursed. The only problem now is that when Jesus finally saw the man through the crowd it was Sabbath and everyone knew the law but when Jesus saw the man He said:
““Stand up in front of everyone.” Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent. He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.” Mark 3:3-6
In this passage Jesus openly, flagrantly and publicly broke the law! He had the afflicted man stand in front of the entire crowd and as a public spectacle He healed the man for all to see.
I have always found it interesting that the outcast, the rejected and the throw always of society could always find a welcome sign around the neck of Christ and yet many people who wear His name today are the exact opposite.
Why are so many churches so big and comfortable and spacious and yet that same church doesn’t have an HIV hospice attached to the edifice that they use to get people into to collect an offering?
Why is it that in a “Christian nation” of such wealth we still have problems like children going to bed hungry and homelessness?
Several years before my mom passed away one church told her that she wasn’t welcome because they were “afraid she might fall” – where is the Faith in a church like that? Yes we can excuse them and say “well you have to understand that so many lawyers today” – to that I say BS! Yes that is absolute Crap!
Why do I say that – simple, Only If we believe God Is In Control can we be Fearless Lovers as He calls us to be – the fact is that many of you are still thinking about the “curse word” I just used instead of considering the reality of this statement and that is Exactly what makes satan smile!
To be more focused on law, rules and potential lawsuits then to Live For the Love from Above is Exactly why the majority of the world takes one look at the Christian religion and thinks, “Humph just another religion” because frankly if we miss The Ever Confusing and Confounding Christ – surely that is All Christianity has become!