Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tue 7.27 Sunrise
Tue 7.27 Sunrise 43 After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” 49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?” In another translation He says I must be about my Father's business. For the next 21 years while being obedient to His earthly parents Jesus began building relationships and modeling holy character. In the last 3 years of His life He made every encounter an opportunity to connect the other in a full-time relationship with the Father AND with others. At the well, even tho He was hot and thirsty. Tired after traveling. Trying to catch a nap in a boat. From sunrise to sunset He was available and active. Salvation is not a one time transaction which once completed leaves us free to enjoy the rest of our life. It is the beginning of a process and initiation into the family ad body of Jesus to do as He did and be permanently constantly about His Father's business. Is that the nature of your walk? Is that how you live Him out everyday? We may be the only example of godly character the people around us ever see. That's why I desire so strongly to minister in France!