Friday, April 21, 2017

Day 21 ~ Luke 13-15

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! 😂


Lisa Reckinger said...

Love this verse of what the dad said to his loyal son about his son who was lost. "My child, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to be merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found." Luke15:31-32
I know as a parent I would feel the same way about my child, so I can image how God would feel.

Walking with The Way said...

Yes, that verse really shows the Father's love! My foot note says, "The parable might be better called the parable of 'The Father's Love' rather than 'The Prodigal Son'. It shows a contrast between the self-centered exclusiveness of the Pharisees, who failed to understand God's love, and the concern and joy of God at the repentance of sinners."