Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott

MAGNETIC Vol 13 No 15

September 9, 2014

Dear Friend,

Ever been a part of a really big pushing, shoving, somewhat out-of-control crowd?

Think about this remarkable moment in the middle of the ministry of Jesus, “Meanwhile, when the crowd gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, he began to speak…” Luke 12:1*

The crowd sounds like the stories you hear of crowds trampling each other at international soccer matches and at rock concerts.

By Luke 12 Jesus has been healing and teaching around the country and has just sent 70 disciples to spread the Good News even further. The whole country was astir to see him, touch him, hear him. His magnetic presence drew them.

The word spread by mouth alone. There was no Twitter, Facebook, television or Internet. As John quotes the Pharisees, “The whole world has gone after him.”  John 12:19

The magnetic presence of Jesus drew people to be near him, hear him, and be dear to him. Jesus still draws people to himself and changes them in wonderful ways. He is drawing you!

Hear the word of Jesus and go to him, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."  Matthew 11:28

Joy to you - E. Stanley Ott
Copyright 2014 E. Stanley Ott
*Scripture from the NRSV