Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Love’s Expectations

Matthew 9:6 Stand up, take your mat, and go on home, because you are healed. (NLT)

I’ve seen the shysters claiming healing power and heard about the plants that make them appear authentic. Jesus wasn’t even though some claimed he was. Forgiving sin was God’s business, and they didn’t believe he was God. To disprove them, Jesus told the forgiven paralyzed man to get up and walk. And he did. When sin healing occurs, Jesus expects us to do the same-get up and act. Tell someone. Let attitudes, actions and words reflect what has happened. God labored on our behalf, and the most precious thing we can do for the lonely, depressed, financially destitute, broken, and hurting is to act on their behalf. A hurting world awaits those who can to stand up, take our mats and do something.