Monday, 19 March 2012

Amazing Monday - Lent 4

For the past three weeks,  I've been playing the piano for St. Andrew's  Presbyterian Church in Brandon while the Music Director has been on holiday in Florida.  The congregation is so graceful as they don't mention my fumbles,  wrong notes,  wrong key signatures, and singing along on the wrong verse as I play the hymns.  God bless them.   They are a Church that is a blessing.... and I don't think they know they are a such blessing to those who are wandering in the desert!   Time to write a thank you letter to them so they know how many blessings they share with others!

Healing God,  whatever You have in store for us today,  we rejoice.   If we are to sit
in prayer before You,  we rejoice.  If we are to stand in grocery line-ups,  we rejoice in Your presence.   If we are to have meetings,  we rejoice in Your presence.  We respond to You,  “Yes Lord” in all the things You ask us to do today.    This we ask in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Read:  St. Matthew 9: 27 – 34

“Do you believe I am able to do this?” Jesus asks the two blind men.   They respond,  “Yes Lord!”      Jesus touched their eyes and said because of their belief, they were healed.    Jesus instructed them to not say a thing but they started sharing the good news the minute they were out the door.    (Remember they have to go directly to the Priest so the Priest can declare them clean…. Although the Gospel kinda hints that they made a very long side trip J).

As the healed men were leaving,  a man who had been struck speechless by an evil spirit was brought to Jesus.   As soon as Jesus threw the evil spirit out,  the man began to talk.  The crowd was amazed but the Pharisees stated the healing happened because Jesus was in league with the Devil.   

Three people were healed that day because of their belief in Jesus but the Pharisees were blinded to the healing powers of Jesus.  How sad.  
How often are we blinded to the miracles around us each day?     How often
do we see the negative aspect of our lives and forget the positive life that God brings us. 

Today and tomorrow,  view every part of your life as a positive wonderful gift from God.

Divine Healer, thank You that our lives are a positive wonderful gift!  O Holy Spirit, to give us balance and fullness of life,  please instil peace, clarity, fulfilment, and serenity into our lives.  Allow us to experience harmony, unity, and support in our lives and in our families.  Thank You.    In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Many blessings!

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