Sunday, 13 April 2008

Christ Brings Division

"Suppose that I come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division" Luke 12:51. In a world which prefers shades of grey rather than black and white Jesus reminds us sitting on the fence is not an option. Jesus' coming, death and resurrection installed a line of division which shall forever remain. The father shall be divided against the son,the son against the father, the mother against the daughter, the daughter against the mother. Unbelievers against believers. The conversion to Christ so powerfuly life changing it effects our most intimate relationships. For some in the world conversion means certain death. But this only reminds us that life is temporal our focus must be on 'thing's above.' We must see the bigger picture. Jesus knows are sufferings, he himself suffered persection from those closest to him. Comfort one another with his words "In the world you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 17:33

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