Jesus swept their petty rules away when he told the healed man to pick up his bed and walk. Controversy could have been avoided if he had just said, “get and walk, you’re healed.” But Jesus came to change people’s misconceptions about you and your character. This required a frontal attack on the false piety being pushed by the religious leaders of that time. Eventually it got him killed! But not before Jesus was able to expose their errors and spread the good news about God’s grace.
Thank you for loving me that much. Help me today to reflect this love and grace to those around me.
In Jesus’ name. Amen!
Rich DuBose writes from Northern California.
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