Don't Mess with God

One of the things that happens when Jesus comes into our lives is that he exposes the littleness of our love. And he blows up the boundaries we try to put on God’s grace. Like the folk in Nazareth, we get into trouble when we try to limit Jesus to doing miracles only in our town, for our folk. We beg him to come and change our situation and don’t realize that he’s come to change us. Rev. William Barber has a warning for us. My former classmate at Duke says, “Don’t mess around with God, because he’ll grow you. Don’t mess around with the Holy Ghost cause It’ll stretch you. If you want to stay comfortable, if you want to stay where you are…leave Jesus alone.”

Luke 4:22-30