The Big Picture

Mark 9:38
John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”

You’ve got to love the apostles as they give us hope! They are an imperfect bunch (like us)…but that is just fine with Jesus. Notice how John doesn’t like the fact that someone is doing good works in the name of Jesus…because the guy isn’t in the “in” group…John’s group of course. This is the ego speaking. Jesus tells John not to prevent the other man from doing his good works. The Holy Spirit is free and creative. Do we sometimes judge others as “wrong” who might be doing God’s work in ways that are different from ours?

Suggested song of the day– “Take the Road Less Traveled” on the Live to Love album.
All songs available on iTunes. Click on the link under blogroll to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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