Inertia can be defined as the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion, including changes to its speed and direction. In other words, it is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant linear velocity.
With this in mind let us consider this passage:
The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”
Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”
Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.
What an amazing account of a supernatural encounter?
Good morning friends. Evidently, the situations and circumstances that life presents to us, conjures major opportunities for our spiritual growth and development. They are moments in time to move us from a state of inertia, to a state of rest. However, these attainments remain illusions except we allow God room to step in.
Peter and his friends experienced a turn around when they accepted Jesus’ request to use their boat as a platform for preaching one evening. After toiling for hours to no avail, they heeded His command, and they cast their nets into the deep. Suddenly they encountered a net bursting catch, so big that they had to call for backup from other fishermen! With this thought in mind, Paul wrote to his friends in Rome:
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
So, back to our opening verses; in complete trust in Jesus the nobleman went his way as instructed and that same hour his son regained full strength. He refused the common sense approach, for a Spirit led approach. He starved his doubts, thereby feeding his faith. He left it with Jesus, and he came into God’s rest. A nobleman in the true sense of nobility!
Let us pray:
Father we commit our lives into your holy hands today; give us the faith and courage we need to bring your kingdom to earth, and let your will unfold in our lives. Amen.