Practical discussion on contemporary life challenges from an ancient perspective.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
THE CONSECRATION OF OUR SERVICE
And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must
be about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49)
There was a Divine mandate—something compelled
Jesus—a pressure, a passion within to get to work for His Father.He was not yet a teenager, yet keenly aware
that this was a service He must do. “I MUST be about My
Father’s business” (emphasis added).There was
complete consecration to the service of the Lord.
Years ago, I worked for a company
called, “Bolt and Nuts, Inc.”I was employed by my neighbor who owned the company, John McDuffie—or Mac as he was
called.It was a family business and he
would pass it down to his three children, Larry, Jo and John (my close
friend).Mr. “Mac” is now gone on to
glory and the family fame and fortune is bound to the faithfulness of the children
in carrying on the business.
Jesus knew that the Father’s business had
been entrusted to Him as His Son.This
same business has now been handed over to His children—to you and to
me.Before He departed back to heaven,
here was Christ’s command to the church: “So
Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send
you.’” (John 20:21).
We have the same business—we are dealers in
hope—and are to manage the business as good stewards until Christ returns for
an accounting.When the books are
opened, what will the ledger of our life reveal about the profitability of our