Welcome to Pastor Packy's Daily Bread
I am so thankful to Jesus not only for saving me but for cleaning up a lot of my messes. Now there were some things that I had to deal with but there were a few things that he just erased for me. I suppose it was like he did for the disciple who cut off the servant of the high priest. It could have cost that person a bad punishment; to attack this servant was assault and battery. Jesus just reached out and touched the servant and healed him. Isn’t that crazy, Jesus destroyed the case against his disciple. When Jesus saved me from my sin he did the same thing for me. He touched those around me that I had wounded and caused them to be able to forgive me. Even some of the self-inflicted wounds that I had he just touched and healed them. I don’t know why but I am grateful that he did. I believe that there are many things that Jesus did for us that we won't know about till we see him in heaven. I know that feeling though. That feeling of forgiveness when I know I don’t deserve it. Those people that I let down who didn’t have to forgive me but did; they just reached out and extended forgiveness to me. I believe that is because Jesus touched them and healed the wound that I inflicted on them. In my life God has done that as well; Jesus touched the wounded parts of my heart so I could release forgiveness to others. Think about all the trouble that disciple would have been in if Jesus hadn’t healed the ear of the servant of the high priest. It may not have seemed like a very big deal; yet with all that was going on, they could have arrested him, or killed him. There are times when our actions can take us off the course that God wants us to walk on; even when we think we are doing right. That disciple thought he was helping Jesus so Jesus helped him. Those times you thought you got lucky; you were blessed not lucky. Give God thanks and get busy doing what he has called you to do.
49 When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
May 25, 2020
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