Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

READING


Old Testament: Deuteronomy 8:11-20
Morning Psalms: Psalms 41, 52
New Testament: Hebrews 2:11-18
Gospel: John 2:1-12
Evening Psalms: Psalms 44

DEVOTIONAL

“Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God…”
(Deuteronomy 8:11)
 
I read a poem once, and it was titled, “What If Jesus Showed up Today.” The entire thing was about what would happen if Jesus showed up at your door step right now. As you read this you’re probably thinking, “Drop everything and have a nice conversation!” Or “Man, I would have to put all these magazines away and bring out the Christian CD’s from the basement.” If you didn’t react in this way, then I apologize; but if you did, then GO ME!

Every now and then, I have to take a moment to think: how many times have I said, “Eh… I’m too busy to help out at church this week…” But if I look at it as an invitation, a reason to visit Jesus at his house, then maybe I should help out. I wonder if Jesus is actually calling me to hang out and to help out, maybe not all the time, but maybe as much as I can. I just have to cancel the unnecessary things that surround my life, well maybe some of them. And if I REALLY am busy, making time to pray is probably a fantastic way to have a conversation with God. Jesus is already all around us, so trying to hide the classic KISS and Bruce Springsteen albums won’t help. But what might is finding Jesus in those things, so when I do pray, I can say “So I saw you in this song today, God.” And I will tell him how --and I bet He’d love to hear!
ZR

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