This one caught me today: 13:23 ~ “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.” 😳
Perhaps the effort he is referring to is the effort we need to put forward to “believe” (John 6:29), but it also takes effort to love him more than family & life it’s self, don’t you think?
(14:25-27 & 33)
On a totally different note, the nurse in me giggled when I read about the healing of the guy with dropsy. Dropsy is edema. Edema, as you may know is fluid accumulation in the tissue. I giggled when I read, Jesus “healed him and sent him away.” It sounded fast, to me, right? Well, the guy probably had to make a quick exit to go to the bathroom! Once, all that fluid went back into the circulatory system, I bet he had to pee like a race horse! Hahaha The observer who told Luke the story, rightly went on with the teachings of Jesus. I just can’t help picturing the scene and thinking of the extra stuff that may have been happening! 😂