There were shelves filled with choices of things to paint: Bowls, cups, mug, piggy banks, animal figurines, etc.
But my Goddaughter, on her own, picked...a cross.
She saw a cross.
However, I've gotten to watch him lately with a little boy name Luke. (Lukey Duke to you and me). Luke wants to watch "Weeyum" all the time. He wants to see pics or videos on my iPhone. He also wants to watch him in person, especially on a "bakkettball" court. It's almost as if he wants to study him. He has fixed his eyes on him."Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, ad sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." -Hebrews 12:2
It challenges me and reminds me to have that kind of a "drive" to watch Jesus.
We are sure to be greeted by the same adoring eyes and hug that "Weeyum" gives Luke.
God, May we look for Jesus, like Luke looks for "Weeyum" today and everyday.
In His Dust,
I just learned that Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount actually lasted for several days. He probably spent the better part of a week encouraging and instructing people about obedience, anger, divorce, integrity, retaliation, loving our enemies, the poor, prayer, criticizing others, money, Kingdom of heaven and faith.
One of the cool things about Jesus- was that He lived here. Which meant, they got to watch Him daily and nightly, to see Him walk the walk.....to see Him live out what He preached about.His wisdom and questions perplexed and amazed the intellectuals of His day.
The Bible records that people traveled for days to see Him – sometimes getting nothing more than a brief glimpse, or a momentary chance to reach out and touch his garment in hopes of being healed.
Why are we not doing the same?
God, forgive me for not making more effort to hear You.
I’m a list maker. If it AIN'T on the list- it ain't happening.
If it IS on the list rest assured by day's end...it's been completed
Task oriented, Type A...call it what you will. I'm it.
This morning God lead me to reading Matthew 8:24,25
"Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, 'Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!'” ~Matthew 8:24,25
Jesus was and still is, a Master at the ministry of interruption. His mission was people, not plans.
If I was The Messiah, and woken up from a nap...it may have gone something like this-
"Seriously, you think the boat is going down with me on it? How stupid are you people??"
Thank God for Jesus...literally.
Basically, I can love my schedule....or I can love people.That means when someone needs to talk and you'd rather sleep....you get up.