Hebrews 3:1-4:13; Genesis 48; Psalm 38
I begin each day reading God’s word and reacting to it. Then, the busy begins. Work needs to be done and timelines need to be kept. When I’m at school, I can’t do the things I need to do because so many “urgent” matters are thrown in my lap. By the end of the day I’m exhausted and I don’t even feel like any kind of workout. Doctor’s not happy about that! I come home after a busy day and just veg out in front of the TV and the computer for mindless entertainment – doing as little work as possible. What I forget during the busy and during the veggie is to keep my focus on Jesus. “Therefore, brothers and sisters who are partners in the heavenly calling, think about Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.” (Hebrews 3:1) Meditation makes some followers of Jesus suspicious. There are associations with that word that cause us to shy away from it, but God calls us to meditation here. Think about Jesus. Think about who He is. Think about what He has done for you. Jesus, God the Son who left the glories of heaven. Jesus, God the Son who came to earth as a baby and lived with all the temptations and problems we do – perhaps even more intensely knowing that a king was trying to kill Him and satan sought to discredit Him. Jesus, God the Son who willingly went to the cross enduring the shame and suffering to bring us back into a relationship with God. Jesus, God the Son who conquered death and rose from the tomb. Jesus, God the Son who sits at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus, God the Son, coming again to crush evil once and for all. That’s a lot to think about! So, take some each day and meditate on Jesus – the One who loves you and saves you from your sin.
Dear Lord, how often I get caught up in the busyness of this world. How easy it is to forget the joy You bring to life because my focus is on getting all the little things done. Help me to remember the important things each day. Help me to remember to revel in who You are each and every day.