Is this a homerun for Blessings?
Could it be that there are many times that we do not see blessings because our definition is messed up?
Is it possible that the storm IS in fact the blessing?
Please read Matthew 26:31-35
In this short passage Jesus says three things that radically changed the world:
Vs, 31-32 “Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will fall away from me for it is written (1)‘I will strike the Shepherd (2) and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’(3) But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”
(1) Was it a blessing that Jesus died? Apparently He thought so and I would not be alive today without His death so I vote YES!!
(2) Was it a blessing that the sheep were scattered? Without it the good news of Jesus wouldnt have traveled very far and besides that those sheep that were so afraid found peace – one of the most amazing blessings in my life was finding the peace that passes ALL understanding and fear took me there so again I vote YES!!
(3) Was it a blessing that He rose and met up with many of those frightened sheep? Without it Jesus would not have been the true Messiah would He? Again I vote YES!!
Keep in mind two of the three things above were rather painful were they not?
But the fourth blessing here is the one I hope we all face cause if we dont a spiritual path would be impossible. The fourth blessing is one that has to happen on a repeated basis- the death of self or ego.
Vs. 33 “Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” (Can you almost hear Peter beating his chest) (4)”Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.”
What makes this a homerun of blessings is the ego being put to death. Does this sound familiar, “Even if all other break this law I never will!” Look out the person that says this will break that very law and pretty soon after they say it.
Why do I say this?
The Law and righteousness from it ALWAYS involves the ego and as long as my ego or your ego is involved TRUE Love cannot be shown. To show the kind of Love that Christ showed- the kind that changed the world we need to be “by Grace” and not “under the law.”
Have a Blessed day and may our storms be shown for what they are the blessings that bring you and me closer to God and therefore closer to Love.