Yes, today is the day many celebrate three kings’ day. It is also the end of the 12 days of Christmas and technically those wiseman would have arrived a good year or more after Christ was born so a wee bit more than 12 days.
Before today’s thoughts on Luke chapter 5, I had to stop and acknowledge this day.
On to Luke 5 – “Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets.”” 5 NIV
Can you say willingly with no complaint: Because You say so? The Lord wants our obedience and after the fishermen (Simon Peter, James, John, and others) had the catch of theirs lives; Christ asks them to leave everything and follow Him to be fishers of men. Did that big catch help them see they could trust Christ to provide for all their needs and give them a taste of what was to come?
Next thought: Even though Jesus told the healed leper to not say anything about his healing (14), the word spread which caused crowds to come to hear Him to be healed of their sicknesses.
So, what’s the response when you have too much to do? Jesus left us an example to follow He…”withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (Verse 16)
Have you considered the scene when the paralyzed man is healed? (17-19) Tiles moved right off the roof to lower the man in to be seen by Jesus. What did the homeowner think?
I like Luke’s focus on the human body with fasting. And this verse says it all: “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” 32
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