Know Vacancy

As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.  And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.  When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?”  But Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they went to another village.1

The village that refused to receive Jesus didn’t require fire; it was already dealt with.  No miracles were performed in that village.  No sick were healed; no hungry were fed; no poor received the message of encouragement and inspiration –that was the penalty for their rude and insensitive response.2

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