Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Come to Jesus


Matthew 8:1-3 Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside.

2 Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”

 3 Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.

Matthew 9:23-26 When Jesus arrived at the official’s home, he saw the noisy crowd and heard the funeral music. 24 “Get out!” he told them. “The girl isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.” But the crowd laughed at him. 25 After the crowd was put outside, however, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up! 26 The report of this miracle swept through the entire countryside.


I never noticed before how many times the scripture says in these two chapters that someone came to Jesus.

They came for many different reasons:
  • Healing.
  • Drive out demons.
  • An offer to follow him anywhere.
  • Disciples wanting their lives saved from the storm.
  • Sinners came to eat with him at Matthew’s house.
  • John’s disciples came wondering why Jesus disciples did not fast.
  • A ruler came to have his daughter brought back to life.
While Jesus was on earth people were attracted to him they couldn't stay away. I wonder why he isn't so attractive anymore?

Maybe the church has been distorting the world's view and they cannot see the real Jesus. You know, the Jesus that we see in the Bible before God's people misbehaved.

If they really could see Jesus I don't think that the church would be struggling to survive.


How can we show people the real Jesus? How can we better represent our Lord?


Help us to put away the sin that distorts the view that the world has of our Savior. Forgive us for not representing you better.