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Hoping to See Some Miracle Performed

March 23, 2016

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Hoping  to See  Some Miracle Performed

We all like  to see wonderful,  amazing things  —  things beyond our imagination  and ability  to figure out.     That’s how it was  at Jesus’ trial.     Jesus had already been tried  before Caiaphas, the high priest  and Pilate, the Roman governor.     When Pilate realized  that King Herod  of Judea  was nearby,  he sent Jesus  to Herod  for judgment,  because Herod was king  over the area  where Jesus was from.     Then Luke 23:8 records,

Herod  was very glad  to see Jesus;  for a long time  he had wanted  to see Him  because he had heard  about Him  and was hoping  to see  some miracle performed  by Him.

Jesus would not answer any  of Herod’s questions.     That had to be irritating  for Herod.     At the same time  the Jewish religious leaders were making angry accusations.     Finally,  with contempt  for Jesus,  Herod let his soldiers mock Jesus  and dress Him up  as a king  of sorts.     Then he sent him back  to Pilate.

Are we  like little Herods  when we don’t get  our prayers answered  —  when Jesus does not do  our bidding?     With supposedly unanswered prayers,  do we throw  a spoiled tantrum  and turn on Jesus  with contempt  —  imagining Him  to be a fake?     Herod had been given  a wonderful opportunity  to learn  about our Savior.     But,  he wasn’t interested  in salvation  or living a godly life.     He just wanted entertainment  and the power to command Jesus.

What do we want  from Jesus?     Seeing that Jesus is  the fulfillment  of many Old Testament prophecies  about a Savior,  it would be good  to learn about that  and understand  that the forgiveness  of all our sins  is the most wondrous miracle ever.     That’s all  we really need  for a blessed eternal life.

Ever glad  for the miracle  of Jesus’ sacrificial love  on the cross,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for doing  the impossible  for us.     With You  all things are possible  and nothing is impossible.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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