Thursday, February 07, 2013

Daily Gospel Devotional 2013: The real work

John 4:27-38…

Oftentimes within the routine realities of daily life, our Lord is busy on His own schedule. He sends us to go about our normal patterns while on His path, but we may find that when we consciously come back to see Him that He has been doing strange new things. We see that Jesus has been moving, but we don’t speak about it yet because it is hard to tell just what is happening.

Soon enough, we see that Christ has commissioned a scandalous one to be His instrument of redemption. Many of whom fit the same context will listen to the words of someone who has been where they were, and want to follow to where they are now. We should not go against this. He did the same with you, didn’t He? Or do you think that you were somehow more worth saving? If so, you may not have actually met the Master on His terms yet. Be glad when Jesus streams Light into the hallways of hell and bids people to come out. Someone follows, and others reason: If He can know her, if He won’t trash her, if He can help her, then He can help me!

Many of those who have been on the way for a while might then look to corral their own in the routine matters of comfort. Jesus will just then demand that we see beyond the normal and into the eternal. It wasn’t wrong to go out, it isn’t wrong to work. We are not called to be monks; we are called to be missionaries. For most, this doesn’t mean going to some far away country; it means living as an ambassador in the context of your own circumstances. The point is that we must always realize what the real work is, and be about it in the midst of everyday life (1 Corinthians 10:31, 15:58 / Galatians 2:20 / Ephesians 5:15-16 / Philippians 2:15 / Colossians 3:23-24 / Philemon 1:6 / 1 Peter 3:15).

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