Jesus Touched Everyday Life and Made It Holy

“And He went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. So His fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought Him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and He healed them.” 

Matthew 4:23-24 (ESV)

Jesus shared life with men and women. You might respond, “Of course.” But pause and think about it. Our Creator shed the glory that He enjoyed with the Father in Heaven and entered the womb of a poor virgin and became flesh. Jesus touched everyday life. God Almighty lived everyday life as He walked the earth proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom and healing all.

Jesus touched everyday life and made it holy.

Teacher, Healer, Son of God, Messiah, Jehovah is Salvation, Prince of Peace, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Wind- and Sea-Tamer, Kinsman Redeemer, Forgiver, Death Conqueror, Friend. I know you can add more titles. This is our Jesus.

The One who roamed the earth preached the Good News—news that God loves His people and has made a way for them to enter a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus.

Jesus took the scrolls of the Scriptures and revealed the gospel of the kingdom. 

His ministry message? “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17 (ESV)

He proclaimed the Gospel with compassion. 

The Teacher was a man of compassion. He raised the dead, gave sight to the blind, touched the leper with healing, fed the multitudes, walked on water, turned water to wine, cast out demons, calmed the seas and winds, and much more – all in the name of His Father.

The Healer healed our relationship with His Father and brought peace.

This Miracle Worker IS the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  

The Son of God did not wait for the people to come to Him. He walked miles and miles to teach and proclaim the Good News.

He ate with the people. He touched the sick. He held the children. He fed the hungry. He prayed all night. He gave to the point of exhaustion. He gave Himself. 

Jesus is Living Love. He touches everyday life and makes it holy.

Father, thank You for sending Your Son to teach and proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom. Jesus, thank You for Your compassion and love. You are a personal Savior Who desires to be a part of our everyday lives. Help us to invite You into those ordinary parts of our days. With You, they will no longer be ordinary, but holy. We love You. Amen.

Reflections

  1. Think about a time when Jesus showed you special compassion. Stop and thank Him.
  2. What is the Holy Spirit teaching you about Jesus today?
  3. Will you invite Jesus into your everyday activities?

How is Jesus touching your everyday life?

Featured Photo: James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). Jesus Heals the Blind and Lame on the Mountain, Brooklyn Museum, https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/4482

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