I woke up on this sabbath day wrapped around the axle over the health deform that’s about to be foisted on us. On this day, God reminds me that the Jews and even the disciples were hoping that Jesus would strike down the Roman Empire and re-establish the former glory of their heritage. Instead, Jesus told them to pay the tributes to Ceasar that he required of them; they were being forced to pay for the very army that had them under their thumb. Instead of restoring the throne of David like they were hoping, Jesus spent the 3 years he had with them tearing out their hearts and providing them with new ones.

Jesus’ love is enough for me and for the nations. I rejoice in my hope in him! He is enough.