"The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes."
Just as the people in Jesus' time, we are fascinated by Jesus' authority too! Pray-as-You-Go offered this morning what that authority may have looked like to the people in the synagogue that day. Jesus spoke and then healed the man possessed by the unclean spirit. In other words, Jesus backed up his words with actions. We can only imagine what that was like to witness! Words can be very powerful, but in themselves they are still merely words...words in a bubble over the speaker's head, like in a cartoon. But words accompanied by actions--healing, loving, embracing actions--now that really IS something to make you sit up and take notice. Today, as we go about our Tuesday, let's pay close attention to how our actions accompany our words. Do we practice what we preach? Or are our good words just sitting there, over our heads in a bubble? Love, heidi