Friday, November 4, 2016

John 19:38-42

John 19:38-42
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

  What happens when you realize that all of your resources are really Christ's?
  Here's Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy man who had a new tomb, and though he had been following Christ in secret, he realized that this was the time for him to come forward and offer what he had for the sake of the church.  His resources set the stage for something amazing God was going to do.  He wasn't the one doing the miracle, but God used his resources to change the world.
  So what is it that you have that can be a vehicle for the grace and mercy and power of God?  Are you willing to entrust your resources to God, even if you don't have a full grasp of how God might use them?  I doubt that Joseph understood that his new tomb would be the setting for the resurrection.  But God's abilities aren't limited by our vision, or lack thereof.  So imagine what God might be able to do when we offer all we have and all we are to Him.

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