Isn’t it exasperating when you know the truth… when you know the answer… when you have already solved a problem… when you know what someone needs…
… and they don’t believe you?
How cool is it when you tell someone you have the answer… or know the truth… or know what they need… or can solve their problem…
… and they don’t think twice. They put all their faith in you?
Hear what I have to say about this and check out the beautiful surroundings in today’s video here:
Change of scenery this morning. From a morning completely booked with appointments to a large, gaping hole in my schedule, I was able to deliver bagels to the birthday girl and stop at a scenic spot for today’s message.
Jesus faces this situation in today’s Gospel (John 4:43-54). He leaves His hometown where nobody believes He is who He says He is. He’s exasperated! “Why can’t you believe by faith?” He might have said.
In Cana, a royal official (I identify him as a soldier in today’s video) believes from the bottom of his heart that Jesus can cure his son, who is near death. Jesus does.
Can you believe without fully knowing?
And what if you believe, but you don’t receive the miracle?
Do you… will you… still believe?
Thanks for taking some of your precious time today to read and listen to my thoughts. My commitment during Lent 2016 is to post a daily video reflection to help you and me on our walk through the season and toward Easter Sunday. I will also explore other matters of faith and also health and fitness to keep us fit for the journey. Click here for my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/davekwiecinski
I appreciate your help and encouragement. Please let me know how I can help you. This is something I’ve been called to do for some time. I’m finally embracing it. Father, forgive me for procrastinating.