Division Among The People Regarding Jesus

Bible Event – Jesus’ Life

On the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus stood among the crowd in the Temple Courts and announced, “Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as scripture says: ‘Rivers of living water will flow from within him’”.

Sketch of large crowd

The crowd discussed among themselves what Jesus meant. Some thought he was a Prophet, others the Son of God but in their midst, there remained those who wanted to have him arrested and killed.

When the guards reported what they had seen to the Chief Priests and Pharisees they asked, “Why didn’t you bring him back with you?” They replied, “Never before has anyone spoken like this man.”

The Leaders were furious with the guards saying, “Have you also been deceived?”

Thought

Today, there are still those who describe Jesus, only as a Prophet! We must pray for them.

Reflection

Lord Jesus, open the eyes of non-believers, shine a little light on the hearts of their leaders. May they come to see and understand the wonders of your promises.

Prayer: Light (Gospel Extracts)

The light of God surrounds me,
the love of God enfolds me,
the power of God protects me,
the presence of God watches over me,
wherever I am, God is,
and where God is, all is perfect.