Don’t be so sure.
Luke 12: 54-59 He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time? “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right? As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled on the way, or your adversary may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”
We are so right aren’t we?!
We know what is right and wrong.
We know what is going to happen
Even today when I see a red sky I ask myself morning or evening? We know a certain prose, “Red sky at night shepherds delight; red sky in the morning shepherds warning.” Well, the Jews had something similar and Jesus quotes it.
We are so sure.
But maybe we are wrong. Perhaps there are times we cannot see what is right in front of us. Jesus had opened blind eyes and he had raised the dead. What more did they need to know he was indeed the Messiah?
I wonder what has been missed by us simply because we wouldn’t see.
Today as then we have time to make things well.
Today is the day when we can acknowledge our failure.
Before we move into new futures and who doesn’t want to start again? But before we do that this may be the time to say sorry, to send an apology. To say you were wrong.
Jesus is the adversary and you are heading to the magistrate. Will you get right with him?
Do it now whilst there is time.
Don’t be so sure.