It’s not over yet!

It’s not over yet!

Luke 10: 30-37

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ “Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

 

Of the many wonderful things of this story of the Good Samaritan is the fact that though the man was robbed, stripped naked and very badly beaten up, he was half-dead. Isn’t this great?!
We need to find more encouragement in the fact that we are still alive.
Okay you may be struggling, you may not be happy at work, at home. Maybe every part of your life is not what you would have wanted it to have become. But you are still alive.
Maybe the marriage is bad and nearly finished. Maybe financially you are going under. Maybe your past is better than your future.
But you are still alive.
Let us focus on what is still there not what we have lost.
God knows where you are v33 “But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.”
There is power in the oil and the wine v34 “He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.”
There is provision to carry you into your next season, v34 “Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.”
You will have a next day, it will come to pass, v35 “The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.”

 

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