Seeking The One…
“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. ~Matthew 18:12-13 NKJB
The difference in Jesus and all the other gods that have ever been is Jesus comes after us. Jesus came down to meet us where we are instead of asking us to come to Him. When we go astray, He comes after us again and again and again and again.
One of the ways we honor Jesus is by developing a deep meaningful relationship with Him. He loves to spend time with us, each of us, as much as we can. The more time we have to spend with Him, the more He pours into us. He never tires of our company. He never has other obligations that need His attention – He will remain by our side, listening, sharing, guiding and directing us as long as we need. Who else do can we say that about? Who else do we know that will do that for us? Who else will sit with us, weep with us, sing with us and comfort us as long as need be?
Love people and Trust Jesus. It’s not uncommon to hear this at an AA meeting, or it used ot be a common saying. Why? Because it’s true. We should trust very, very, very few people, we should love all that come in contact with. If they welcome us in the name of Jesus Christ, we should visit them, if not, we should depart and shake the dust from our sandals as the gate is closed.
If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. ~Matthew 10:13-14 NKJB
Staying aligned with Jesus, Emmanuel, should be our daily routine. Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven... this makes it easier for Jesus to find us before the devil slips through the cracks or walks through the front door.
Either the Gospel is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of Him, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.