Gerry Gutierrez' Update
Going back to the source of power
This morning when it was still dark, I saw myself in a little five years old little girl who was crying confused when she found herself awaken on the basement of our house. Her name is Sarah and she is the daughter of Jimmy and Nadia Dukes from Alabama, my niece and nephew, visiting Nathaniel for his Birthday.
Sarah had climbed the well-illuminated steps from the basement and she did not know what to do in the first floor but just cry and wait.
I was already awake thinking and a little confused of how my eyes that was getting better started to go bad again, showing signals of deterioration.
I went out and tried to comfort little Sarah by just touching her little trembling head and as softly as I could say, “It is okay little mama, its okay”.
Soon two men in their thirties’ appeared in both sides of the steps that lead to the basement and to the second floor. One was Jimmy her father and the other one on the top of the steps was my son Nathaniel her uncle. Neither of the three of us spoke to one another. I just led the little girl back to the light of the to where her father was and at the sight of her father she was calmed down and went back to sleep.
Then I thought of myself and I said, “Why is not that easy to calm and comfort adults”? Then I read still a little disturbed the verse of the day from my iPhone “He himself was not the light he came only as a witness to the light”. John 1:8
Then I thought of little Sarah, she did not need big uncle Gerry, neither did she need uncle Nathaniel. She just needed the sight of her father at the end of the well-illuminated steps at the bottom of the basement.
In the same way that those who came to Jesus in Luke 6: 18-19 who came to hear Jesus to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by evil spirits were cured and the people all tried to touch him because power was coming from him and healing them all.
In the same way, there is power in just coming to the father for us all. Perhaps you are hurting? Perhaps you have fallen and cannot get up? Perhaps you are in pain from a broken heart? Perhaps you have a bruised knee but though it hurts, is not as painful and the pains of your heart?
Come to Jesus; do
not go to any uncle or cousin near by. Jesus said in Luke 6
Let us turn to the Father of light where there is always comfort.