Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Be a ripple

 Read all of Luke 18 here      And Jesus said to him, "Recover your sight; your faith has made you well." 
      And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God.
      And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
Luke 18:42-43Ripple effect

Jesus gave sight to a blind man.
The blind man rejoiced.
Naturally.

But it didn’t stop there. Much more happened.

The crowd, also once blind but now seeing, also praised God. The miracle had a ripple effect. 

When Jesus heals a soul, he doesn’t stop with one. Those who see the miracle also receive a measure of healing. Of hope. Of faith. They, too, are enlightened. And rejoice. And would do well to glorify God.

If you are that delivered person—the one recovering sight—give God the glory for it.
And if you’re not that person, yet, or right now, look around you. You’ll see someone who is. Be amazed. Have faith. Give praise.

When God is glorified, the whole world becomes a brighter place. For all of us.

Be a ripple.

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7 comments:

Debbie said...

A ripple; how perfect. Yes many are healed and forget to thank the one who healed them. Too often I've had answered prayers but much later or differently than expected. I need to remember to give God the glory and share it with others.

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

I like the picture and the challenge to "be a ripple." Good reminder at the start of the new year! :)

Kristy said...

I love that... I so want to be a ripple!

Hazel said...

This 'ripple' challenge surely will have great effects if met with God's help. Thanks, Lisa for another inspiring post. I want to let you know that there are times when I need help in "how to behave or react to things," I come to your blog and read. I mentioned you on my last post for this year at my blog. I meant it and I hope it's okay by you. Happy new year!

Lisa notes... said...

Hazel, I appreciate your kind words, and I enjoy visiting at your blog also and seeing a new perspective from your world. You teach me many things.

Brook said...

I definitely like this word picture. Thank you for the reminder.

I agree with Hazel. Reading your sage advise this past year or so has been very encouraging for me too!

Can I please use your picture and verse for a future Be Still Sunday post on my blog?

Lisa notes... said...

Thanks, Brook. You've been an encouragement to me, too.

Feel free to use anything you want.

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