Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Daily Devotion: The Why of Tumult and Confusion

Bible Reading: Mark 5:35-43

Key Verse: Verse 39 - “And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth."

Key Words: Why make ye this ado

The word ado means uproar, confusion. So Jesus simply asked the crowd that was gathered round the damsel, "Why make ye this ado" (tumult, confusion) "the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth."

I have found in life during times of trouble that much of the confusion we face is brought on by our own actions.

For nearly a year, Laddie Marshack, picture editor of TV Guide, has had a running correspondence with the gas company. One month she would get a note informing her she had underpaid her bill; the next that she had overpaid. Finally, the whole thing was cleared up. Laddie received a card containing a number of standard reasons for the irregularities in accounts, such as "Signature incomplete" and "Payee not this company." None, however, applied to her, but on the back of the card was penciled in a patient but long-suffering hand writing: "You have been paying the date-please pay the amount."

Like I said, more often than not we are the cause of our own confusion.

What to do:
✞ Don’t let the trouble-makers keep you from doing what you can.

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