Don’t Let It Get in the Way

Have you noticed how most of the miracles have one thing in common: someone or something always tried to get in the way of someone receiving their miracle. Here are just some of the many examples we find in the Gospels:

  • Jairus, the synagogue leader who went looking for Jesus for life, was told not to bother Him because his daughter had already died (Mark 5:21-42)
  • Blind Bartimaeus was told by many to be quiet when he called out to Jesus (Mark 10:46-52)
  • The invalid man at the pool was held back when others tried to get in the pool first (John 5:1-9)
  • Andrew, a disciple of Christ, wasn’t impressed with a boy’s lunch of five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a hungry crowd (John 6:1-14)
  • The disciples didn’t want to deal with a pagan, Canaanite woman and urged Jesus to send her away (Matthew 15:22-28)
  • Martha was concerned about the bad smell that would come out when the stone from her brother’s tomb was rolled away (John 11:1-46)
  • The disciples probably tried to prevent Peter from walking on water (Matthew 14:22-33)
  • The religious leaders thought it best to have Jesus’ tomb secured (Matthew 27:65-66).

And yet in every miracle we also find a common theme: nothing and no one was able to get in the way of these people receiving their miracle. Why? Because they had enough determination to get their miracle, even if it cost them something:

  • Jairus humbled himself to another Leader
  • Blind Bartimaeus shouted louder
  • The invalid stayed put for thirty-eight years
  • The little boy was willing to offer his lunch
  • The Canaanite woman had faith
  • Martha believed that Jesus is the Messiah
  • Peter didn’t stay put in the boat
  • Jesus came to die for our sins and knew that as the Resurrection and the Life, He wouldn’t be in the grave much longer

What is the miracle that you’re seeking today? Are you allowing anyone or anything to get in the way of your miracle? Why not pursue it and watch God grant it?

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Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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