Apples of Gold - June 10 |

Hunt, Dave

The Bible tells us we are to run the Christian race “looking unto Jesus…” (Hebrews:12:2), not looking unto a picture or statue. Thus the problem with having a manmade focal point is that our imperfect concepts can often give the wrong impression of who Christ really is. Further, there is a danger of going beyond representation to an actual link with God. That’s the purpose of pagan or Catholic shrines. They are a Power Point, so to speak. Catholics go to Lourdes or Fatima to be healed; pagans go to shrines and temples to offer sacrifices and seek their gods’ favor. It is interesting that the Scriptures include the story of a man who was lying helpless beside one of these shrines but who found healing only when he met Jesus.

"He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight."