33 They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.”
34 Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? 35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast.”
36 He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.
Okay, I have NO interest in getting into a political debate so understand that from the very start. What I witness in the political arena and from both sides of any fence is the desire to force people into ways of life; FORCE…..you know what happens when people are forced? We resist, we fight, we protect, we attack.
In my own life when I have struggled with issues, I have needed the freedom of no judgement to wade through my situation, come to the place at Jesus feet and there He has led me; not law, not people, not force…..but the love of Christ. What I see happening all around us today are folks ripping patches out of others’ lives; trying to fashion them into something else. That will NEVER work. I think WWII proved that fact very strongly and at the cost of a multitude of lives. Hitler had all the answers, right? Hitler created disaster, pain, misery; do we ever learn from history?
Yes, God laid out a way for His children to live, but that is between us and God. God never asked us to take over His job to parent His children. Who do we trust? God or laws? Who rules this world? God or us? What/who brings peace? What/who brings understanding?
Jesus said in Matthew chapter 7, 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Why do we keep trying to open other people’s doors? We each individually have to reach out and open that door on our own. Jesus calls us as individuals. Jesus calls us just as we are. We gotta stop pointing fingers just as the religious leaders of Jesus day pointed fingers at He and the disciples. We have to trust that the One who created it all, who formed each of us in our mother’s womb, can and will do what is best for every one of His children.
In God We Trust,