Thursday, 22 March 2012
I've chosen the book of Luke as my devotional reading these past few months. I've enjoyed reading slowly to discover more about how Jesus related to others. One main theme that has reoccurred is the patience Jesus showed under the demands of the day. It didn't matter how many times He had already been asked for help.. He served each person as if they were the first.
I read one morning that He was 'thronged' by the crowds. Thronged... that's pretty intense. Not approached.. but thronged. I've never been thronged by a crowd but I've felt pressured recently as I serve the needs of those in my household. I read again that as He came down from the mountain a great multitude met Him. Now, in all honesty, I can imagine if I had just come down from a mountain top experience and found a multitude waiting for me to meet their needs that I would give out a big sigh. Crowds met Him at every turn. They pressed in on Him.. always asking for something...He always.. always.. put their needs above His own.
I've pondered this a lot lately as I'm met with the demands of my day. I've considered my Savior's love for others more than His own comfort and rest. Yes, He did take time to rest and to spend time with the Father but apparently He did not see this as His right because He never got irritated when He was interrupted. I fall so short.
A lifetime will not be enough to learn about my Jesus.