Overturning tables

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“Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there.  He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.” Matthew 21:12 (NIV)

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Occasionally we may flip tables in the temple, but this comes only after we’ve spent time weeping over Jerusalem.

Selah.

True righteous resistance is difficult to discern.  Yet this one thing I know … it does not come without tears.

It was said of Patrick Henry, one of America’s Founding Fathers, that he was trained in the tradition of righteous resistance, tutored in the principles of higher law.

A higher law–the law above the law–the higher law of love.  His name is Yeshua.  And His Love is relentless.

Jesus–the epitome of righteous resistance.  He overturns the tables of greed to make room for the blind and crippled so that they might be healed.

Maybe we just need to make some room.

True healing comes when hearts are overturned by the Higher Law of Love.  And this does not come without brokenness.  This does not come without tears.

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian and anti-Nazi dissident.

Love & Peace.

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Lois Stephens

Wilderness writer inspired by the wanderings of a Spirit-led heart.

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