Sunday, October 27, 2013

See Jesus in the Midst

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18: 20)

"And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis." (Mark 7: 31)

"And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you." (Luke 24: 36)

"Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst." (John 19: 18)

When Jesus is not in the midst, there will be storms:

"And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land." (Mark 6: 47)

When we place ourselves and our efforts in the midst, we will find ourselves in storms. We only need to look to Him, and we are saved:

"For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. 51And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered." (Mark 6: 50-51)

Jesus invites all to become like little children:

"And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." ( Matthew 18: 3)

We become "little children" when we believe on Him:

"12I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake." (1 John 2: 12)

When we allow Jesus to carry us, then He places us in the midst:

"36And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them," (Mark 9: 36)

We cannot but be received into the midst with Christ when we see Him in our midst, for:

"17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4: 17)

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