Hebrews 1; Genesis 45:1-46:27; Psalm 36
My pastor tells the story of a children’s minister who asked the kids if they knew an animal that has four feet, is furry and eats nuts. One of the responses was “It sounds like a squirrel, but I know the answer has to be Jesus.” The Sunday School or “Church” answer to problems always seems to be either God or Jesus. We joke about it, but in truth, God’s answer to the problems we have in our relationship with Him is Jesus. “In the past, God spoke through the prophets to our ancestors in many times and many ways. In these final days, though, he spoke to us through a Son. God made his Son the heir of everything and created the world through him.” (Hebrews 11:1-2) God had spoken to His people many times in the past through the prophets. The people listened for awhile, but usually kept on doing what they wanted. Finally, God sent His Son, Jesus to speak His word to us. This was different, though. In Jesus, the agent of creation, God gave us the power to overcome our sinfulness. In Jesus, God gave us extra power to turn to Him and follow His way. Our power for life is found in the One through whom all things were created. Some of us will have a day with no problems. Others will have a day that will be “less than best.” Whatever kind of day we have, Jesus is with us and gives us the power to live each day for Him. The “Sunday School Answer” to life may be “Jesus,” but when you really understand, so is the every day answer.
Lord, let my life today reflect my love for You. Let me show Your love and grace to others; especially those who don’t deserve it. When I think about it, I don’t deserve it either and I thank You for Your gift of love and grace.