Saturday, March 29, 2014

Preparing for Easter ~ Place of Expectation

[Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations…from everlasting to everlasting  Psalm 90:1-2  
During this season of reflection and renewal, join me, and let's explore God’s Presence, our dwelling place.  Are you dwelling in the presence of God? ~ Donna Howell Oswalt]



“Jesus traveled throughout Galilee teaching in the synagogues, preaching everywhere the Good News about the Kingdom. And He healed people who had every kind of sickness and disease. News about Him spread far beyond the borders of Galilee so that the sick were soon coming to be healed from as far away as Syria. And whatever their illness and pain, or if they were possessed by demons, or were epileptics or were paralyzed – He healed them all. Large crowds followed Him wherever he went – people form Galilee, the Ten Towns, Jerusalem, from all over Judea, and from east of the Jordan River. Matthew 4:23-25 NLT

The ministry of Jesus utilizes three main components: teaching and preaching and healing. These miracles of healing authenticate His teaching and preaching, and together emphasize the expectation Jesus has for wholeness of body and mind and soul. Enormous crowds follow Jesus and include Jews and Gentiles, Greeks and Romans, some curious and others convinced, doubters and dreamers carrying an atmosphere of excitement and expectation. Jesus, Prince of Peace, Immanuel, God with us shares the Good News with all who will listen.

Jesus desires to bring complete spiritual healing to all who will listen. So often our expectations focus on our own desires. God with us exceeds all expectation because we can barely define Grace. Jesus, forgive me when I follow You only with words or wishes. You desire to be Holiness and Healer and Hope, offering all for me. Count me alive in Christ. Be my place of expectation. - dho

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