Daily Inspiration: What Jesus Did with His Downtime 3
March 25, 2020, 4:00 AM

Luke 10:38-39

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.

 

Thought for Today

For the three years of Jesus’ public ministry He kept very busy. There was an endless stream of people to heal, demons to cast out, and Pharisees to confound. Yet, in the midst of all there was to do, Jesus gathered and maintained a small group of close friends. There were the disciples, His constant companions, and the women who often traveled with them and took care of Jesus and His disciples. Apart from these, there were a few people Jesus counted among His close friends. Mary, Martha, and Lazarus were some of these. This trio of siblings opened their home to Jesus, and it appears that whenever Jesus was in the area He would stay with them. When Jesus needed time away, they provided a safe haven for Him. They seem to have genuinely cared for Him, not because of what He could do, but because of who He was. This is a time for us to cultivate those friendships that are particularly dear. We may not be able to be physically present with them, but through the miracles of technology we can still connect. You can call, text, facetime, email, hand write a letter (is that still a thing?), or use whatever method is edifying to you. Nurturing these types of relationships is one of the unique opportunities afforded by this time. Seek out the people who refresh your soul, who build you up and support you. Jesus sought out these people when He needed to be refreshed and reenergized. So should you.

 

Prayer

Holy Spirit, help me connect with the people who build up and refresh me. Let me honor You by connected to the people You have brought into my life to bless me. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

Quote of the Day

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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