It is January again, so get those lists out and start making some more resolutions for your next year. We are a bunch of planners aren’t we? With date books, note pads, calendars, cell phones, notebooks, iPads, and computers; you think we would be a nation of well executed, perfect little lives.
But we are humans, and that is why we are unlike those still paintings of perfection. As we try to plan, organize, and execute well-meaning agendas, a little thing called free-will creeps back into our nature. And throws a monkey wrench into the finely, perfected blueprint of our lives we designed for the next year.
Thank God for that free-will monkey wrench He gave us! If not, we would be boring and bored! And I believe God meant for us to be individuals, not Stepford robots.
So, put aside those resolutions. Let’s talk about something else we do this time of year.
We have finished celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Then we make our yearly resolutions and next we hurriedly rush forward to April. The crucifixion of Jesus. We go from celebration to saved in one fell swoop. Woosh. Can you feel the wind of March blowing past you?
Whoa! Pull the brake on this speeding train.
What about the in-between stuff? The January, February, and March of our lives. Did Jesus suddenly go from baby to man within three months? No.
So, what did happen to Jesus from baby, to man, to ministry?
I would like to know, wouldn’t you?
Well, that is what I intend to find out during my January, February, and March! Not only for you, but for me too! As we get into Jesus’ ministry, probably around March, we will pick back up in the book of Matthew where we left off before Christmas. And then we might be able to figure out how to use this free-will monkey wrench to tighten some of our own loose screws!
Please join me on my journey of “Finding Jesus.” I can’t promise it will be perfect, but joyful, engaging, and fulfilling might be some of the words we will use.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
God Bless You!
God Bless America!