Today is Thursday, September 19th, 2019; Karen's Korner #4119
"After the apostles returned to Jesus,
He slipped quietly away with them toward the city of Bethsaida.
But the crowds found out where He was going,
And He welcomed them,
teaching them again about the Kingdom of God
and curing all who were ill."
~ Luke 9:10 & 11 LAB
Bible Commentary: "Jesus had tried to slip quietly away from the crowds, but they found out where he was going and followed him. Instead of showing impatience at this interruption, Jesus welcomed the people and ministered to their needs. How do we see people who interrupt our schedules? As nuisances? Or as the reason for our lives? Ministry?
"The Kingdom of God was a focal point of Jesus' teaching. He explained that it was not just a future Kingdom; it was among them, embodied in him, the Messiah. Even though the Kingdom will not be complete until Jesus comes again, we do not have to wait to taste it. The Kingdom of God begins in the hearts of those who believe in Jesus. It is as present with us today as it was in the Judeans two thousand years ago."