Friday, August 19, 2016

John 9:13-23

John 9:13-23
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

  What would you say about the man who saved your life?
  The Pharisees are busy trying to figure out everything -- they value head knowledge so completely that they are afraid to leap into faith without fully understanding exactly what it happening.  This isn't bad to a point, but there comes a point where knowledge replaces faith -- we stop believing and trusting and are willing to believe in only what we can know and grasp in our minds, and at that point we necessarily have to shrink God down to something that can fit inside our minds, when the most amazing thing about God is that he is bigger than anything we can comprehend -- his greatness is beyond us.  He is worthy of our worship because he exists in a different way and yet still comes to us in Jesus Christ.  He is greater than we, and yet serves us with a humility born in love.
  So what do we say?  We can only state the simple facts as they are, and let them be an invitation for others to come to the waters, to taste and see, to discover the God who is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.  He is the Messiah, and yet we can only point to him, inviting others to discover him for themselves.

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