Lesson In The Lesson – Good News for January 19

19 01 2009

Mark 2:18-22

The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast. People came to Jesus and objected, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”

Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast on that day. No one sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak. If he does, its fullness pulls away, the new from the old, and the tear gets worse. Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins are ruined. Rather, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins.”

The Daily Path: Reading this passage I’m reminded that I’m not a scholar of Scripture, nor am I anywhere close. I am a “newb” (“a beginner” in the lingo of my kids). My Daily Path reflections are based on my own experiences and witness. I had to read Mark 2:18-22 several times to even get a sense of what Jesus intended to teach us. I’m still not entirely sure, but there in is perhaps some of how God is touching me. I suspect He wants us to spend time reflecting on the message… even when it truly is a divine mystery.

Room to Chat: “I have a dream…” Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Think about your own dream today and ask God to align it with His dream for you.



One response

19 01 2009
Jim Thornber

I know what my dream is, and I believe it is God’s dream for me. But like Abraham, I feel like I’m waiting twenty-five years (or more) to see it birthed. But I remain hopeful, for God is faithful to complete the work He has begun in me.

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