Monday, February 20, 2017

Mon., 2/20/17 Devotion (Lk. 6:19)

Today's encouragement comes from Luke 6:19, where we read these words:

"And the whole multitude sought to touch Him [Jesus], for power went out from Him and healed them all."

Jesus Christ is unquestionably and undoubtedly, by far and away, the most amazing Person alive today, or who has ever lived. As Christian churchmen, our challenge is not so much to get people interested in Him, as much as it is to simply help them get a "glimpse" of Him. Once this happens, by divine grace, they are "hooked," (as it were).

For all of us: let us understand that we must have "contact" with Jesus today, if we are to have any life at all; and the healing of our souls, minds, hearts, and spirits.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Have you not thought sometimes, at [hearing] a sermon, the minister has spoken to none but you, and that some or other has told the minister what you have said, what you have done, what you have thought?" —Thomas Shepard, in, "The Sincere Convert"]