Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Miracles Performed by Jesus Christ

Today's Reading:
Matthew 14:13 - 36
Psalm 18:37 - 50

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Matthew 14:13 - 36
This passage was all about the miracles Jesus performed.  First He fed 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish.  Then he walked on water to save his disciples from a storm.  Finally, Jesus visited a land where all who touched his robes were healed.

Over and over again I read about the miracles Jesus performed all over the land, and I wonder how could anyone NOT believe?  I know it is said there were many healers and such in those times but I know that none could have even come close to comparing to Jesus Christ.  So how can people be so doubtful?  How can they see a true miracle and then look Jesus in the face and tell him to perform another miracle so that they might believe?

I have to believe without physically seeing Jesus Christ .  I do have the benefit that the religion I grew up in already came to the belief that the man named Jesus is the Son of God.  Therefore I take for granted who Jesus is.  I guess I would probably be more weary of a new person who came along.  I'd like to think that I'd see Jesus and be instantly mesmerized, and would have dropped everything to follow Him as much as I could.  But I don't know what I would have done.  It would have been amazing to meet Jesus Christ, but perhaps I'm better off living roughly 2,000 years after he did.  I will meet him eventually.

Psalm 18:37 - 50
David sure sings some glorious praises in these verses.  My bible has a note saying that David sang this Psalm to the Lord on the day that the Lord rescued David from all of his enemies.  I don't know much about David presently.  I know that he was a shepherd over his family's sheep, and that he took out a giant with a single stone, and that he was the greatest king of men to ever come along.  But I haven't read any details into his life and reign.  With all the Psalms I've read so far I know the bible must be lush with the details of David's life.  I can't wait to learn all about him.  One thing is for sure -- he really did know how to praise the Lord.

I have yet to read even a full month's worth of teachings (remember I split a one year bible plan into two years), yet I feel like I've learned so much.  Truth be told, I'm a bit overwhelmed at the thought that I can never ever "master" the Bible.  I am a person who is used to accomplishing mastery over the tasks I undertake.  I am not used to doing something that simply cannot be mastered.  No matter how many times I read the Bible; no matter how many different ways or alternate orders I read it in; no matter how many different versions I read it in; no matter how many study guides I use -- no matter what, the Bible will never fail to teach me new things and speak to me in new ways.  What other book can you read 1,000 times yet still not master?  The Bible is truly astounding.

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