Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


April 15, 2011

It's only a three-letter word; YET, it carries a lot of freight. It also highlights something not to be missed.
Instead [the leper] went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news.  As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places.  Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.
                                            --Mark 1:38 TNIV
Jesus heals a leper, and the word-of-mouth spreads as wildfire. People are hungry for the compassion and authority of Jesus and the presence of the Kingdom of God.  Jesus chooses to avoid the population centers; the places where we would rationalize: "Jesus go there, you can really make a difference."  YET, Jesus says, "No."  YET, there is no respite.  The people come to him, and that was no easy journey.
We can be sure the people came to Jesus for many varied reasons.  YET, when they got there; it dawned upon many, "Could this be the Son of God?"

Dale Patterson