Saturday, February 20, 2010

We must not stay

And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
(Mar 7:32-36)

Above is one of the many instances where Christ touched someone's life, and told them not to be telling anyone, and yet they could not contain themselves because of the wonderful things that had been done for them. It seems that all too often Christians find themselves in the opposite situation. Christ has come set us free from the burden of sin and from the despair of this life. He has commanded us
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. And yet we contain what He has done for us without telling others like we should.

May God help us to be as Jeremiah and sayBut his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

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