Saturday, December 19, 2009

Get Close

Matthew 14:35-36
(35) And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent around to all that region and brought to him all who were sick
(36) and implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.

I don't want to turn this into a missive on faith-healing, though that does seem timely with the demise of Oral Roberts. What I do want to consider is the faith of the folks in Gennesaret. They realized that all they had to do was get near to Jesus and touch the fringe of his garment to be well.

What are you doing with Jesus? Do you give Him mental assent and keep Him at arm's length or father? Or are you getting close to Him and trying to touch the fringe of His garment? Where is your faith? Do you believe that He can free you from your bondage to sin? Or do you just want to keep Him at a safe distance?

I implore you to draw near to Jesus. Spend time with Him. He will heal your soul.

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