Here at West Side, our regular preacher has been preaching for many months now about the life and ministry of Jesus. (That’s a statement of fact, not fatigue!) Our lives have been enriched by getting to hear the story of Jesus again. Jesus, of course, is the most important human being to ever live and so it only makes sense that we should study Him, reflect on Him, and wonder what He would do if He was walking around with us today.
If Jesus spent a day here in our lives, what would He do? Would he be as wrapped up in the news of the oil in the Gulf as we are? Would He be cheering—or sleeping—through the World Cup? Would He listen to talk radio about the latest political intrigue? I don’t know. Maybe He would. We have a lot happening in our world. Some of it is good, and some of it is bad, but however Jesus spent His time, Scripture makes it pretty clear that He was not disconnected.
Jesus knows about the big things happening around us, but He is also concerned about the little details. Everyday life is Jesus’ specialty. He went to weddings and funerals. He walked along the seashore and spent time in quiet places. He mingled in the crowded Temple and walked dusty roads with friends. He simply lived. But He lived with purpose.
If He lived a day with us, I wonder if He would say that we are living with the same purpose. Would He find people with the same values and priorities that He displayed, or would He say that we get too caught up with the wrong things? Have we been crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:20)? Is He living in us as we live lives of faith? Or are we out of balance and out of harmony with the life He lives? It’s worth thinking about, and it will be the focus of my sermon and our worship this Sunday morning.
If you’re in the Searcy area, I hope you can come and worship with us!
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