- He schools the Pharisees (7:1-13)
- He teaches the crowd & His disciples (7:14-23)
- He casts a demon from a gentile girl (7:24-30)
- He heals deaf and mute (7:31-36
The crowd responds. They are "utterly astonished" (NASB). They are over the moon - out of their minds.
I KNOW He is God, they were just glimpsing that revelation. Even knowing, there are times when I am out of my mind amazed at His faithfulness, His love, His heart to restore.
He does ALL things well! Thousands of years later I declare with the crowd in utter astonishment - He does all things well.
The good things and the hard things:
- Healing from past sins and sins committed against me
- Career set backs
- Career successes
- Failed relationships
- Restored relationships
- Healing of unborn babies - even the loss of babies
He hasn't caused the sin done to me, the injustices, my sins and poor choices, the diseases....but He doesn't waste any event in my life. He does all things well. He does redemption really well. He shapes my life, he heals me, he restores those things taken from me as I surrender it all to Him.
I understand Joseph well. God used injustices, treachery, sins committed against him to form Joseph into his leader, his tool. "...you meant it for evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result..."Gen 50:20.
He does all things well! I am exceedingly astonished...
Living all of life before the face of God...
Oh, De'Etta! A reminder of the story of Joseph was exactly what I needed today.
Love you Linda. You and Greg are in my prayers. This was written days ago but God knew just when it needed to post.
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