The phrase “best” is often overused. “The Best Wings,” “The Best Chicken Sandwich,” or the “The Best Thing In The World” are examples of the over use of the word “Best” that’s all around us. What really makes something the best?
My good friend Brian Kissinger is the person sharing in this week’s #ShareJesus video. Brian recently moved with his family to Gaming, Austria to be the Director of the Austrian Program for Franciscan University of Steubenville. I am definitely a little bit jealous as I always look back at those precious months I studied abroad almost 15 years ago as the best 4 months of my life. It’s a little bit difficult to sum up the Austria experience but it was a once in a lifetime adventure of experiencing Austria, Europe, friends, God and life in a new way.
Have you ever had one of these “best” experiences? It’s a moment in time that’s hard to put into words and emotions. In this week’s gospel, there’s a deaf man with a speech impediment that has one of those “best” experiences. Jesus encounters him. Jesus heals him. His life is changed by the “best” day he ever had. The “best” thing we can ever experience is God.
I believe God at his Word. He does not promise that life will be easy, but he does promise that the “best” is yet to come.
When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13.
Seek him today as Brian challenges us in this week’s video. It means allowing God to use us, heal us, and work through us in even in messy ways.
Ideas for Sharing
Sharing on Social Media this week:
What does God’s healing touch look like in your life? How does God use you even in your imperfections? https://youtu.be/h_S_DJIXs9E
Taking it offline:
- Take time to read over this week’s readings for Sunday. Found here.
Share with someone how the Lord has healed you in your life.
Do something tangible to share God’s love with one of your neighbors.
- Seek the Lord in a messy situation in your life. Have the courage to believe that he will respond and show up.
Pray that you might be used as an instrument of God’s grace to share the good news with your friends and family who don’t know Jesus.