In Matthew 12 Jesus is in the synagogue and there is a man there with a withered hand. After He heals this man the Pharisees are furious with Him and “…conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.” (vs.14)
I was struck by the next verse this morning.
But Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. Many followed Him, and He healed them all, and warned them not to tell who He was. - Matthew 12:15-16
This is only one of many times when Jesus healed all who came to Him.
We could look at this story from many different angles. We could look at how Jesus handled stress, or how the Pharisees hated Him, but today I have a single simple thought.
Following Jesus is a good idea.
It’s a good idea to follow Jesus, even when those around you speak with authority try to warn you off His trail.
Some may tell you that you’re too religious.
Some may say you are a fool to follow Him.
Some may say any religion leads to the same place.
Some may plot to kill is influence in your life.
But I believe that today, if you follow Jesus, you will find that He is still healing those who follow Him.
I have decided to follow Jesus.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; - John 10:27
My only response to that this morning is
Come – let’s follow Jesus today!
See you again soon.