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Luke 22:49-51When Jesus followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with our swords? And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutng off his right ear. But Jesus answered, “No more of this”. And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.”

This was a very dark time in the life of Jesus. He had just finished having a deep time of prayer with the Father and the bible says he sweated drops of blood. His closest disciples were sleeping during this dreadful moment in his life. He then tells them to be awake and pray lest they be tempted, and soon after he is betrayed by another one of his disciples with a kiss. At this very moment, his disciples asked Jesus a legit question, to strike the enemy and defend him, but before he could even say a word, peter cuts off the ear of a servant of the so called people who were trying to arrest Jesus. 

I love Jesus response to the Chaos that was happening in this hour of darkness, "No More of This!" and he picked up the ear of the person that Peter just finished cutting off. Church, instead of allowing the Chaos of this world to push us to responding in ways that hurt the Lord and cut the ears of those to hear the gospel. We too should shout out those words of Jesus, "NO MORE OF THIS", and be blessings of healing in a time of chaos instead.