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Jesus, I trust you

Good morning, happy Monday and blessings. 


The Pharisees wanted to see a miracle. Not just any kind of miracle but a miracle that would leave absolutely no doubt that He was the Messiah. But Jesus said, “There will be no sign given.” You might wonder why Jesus didn’t prove it to them. I think there might have been a couple of reasons that Jesus refused to give them a sign. I believe one reason was the state of their heart. Their hearts were so hard against the truth that it wouldn’t have mattered what great miracle he did they would have found a way to still deny that He was the Messiah. They were so blind to the truth. Another reason that asking God for a sign is displeasing to her, the signs are already there. Jesus had done miracle after miracle in the presence of the Pharisees.


I think maybe another reason would be if he did this gigantic miracle to prove who He is then it takes faith out of the equation. A life of faith is what is pleasing to God. Remember after Jesus’ resurrection when Thomas refused to believe that Jesus had risen from the dead unless he could see the nail marks and put his fingers where the nails were. Then Jesus appeared and allowed Thomas to see and to touch him. Jesus said, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus did that because Thomas was a follower of Him, and he wanted him to know that He had indeed risen. But do you think he was happy over Thomas’ unbelief. Of course, He wasn’t.


There are some of you maybe that you’ve never asked Jesus Christ into your heart. You keep waiting for the perfect sign or the perfect opportunity, but you always find a way to put it off. Whether it’s wanting one more sign or you just keep deciding that today isn’t the day. God has this plan for your life that He so wants to bless you with. He wants to bring blessings to your life. He wants to fill your life with a peace and a joy that you’ve never experienced before. Today will you say “yes.” Or will you put him off and say show me one more sign.




Fr. Luis+

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Martes, Febrero 18, 2020 - 09:15

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