Well friends, we’re all one week into the national emergency due to the COVID-19 virus. How y’all doing? I’m sure the answers are all over the board. And our answers say much about us — things like where we work, what personality type we have, where we gather our information. But most importantly, this is a great time to find out what we truly value. Testing has a way of making some things clear to us that we can’t see when life is easy, when nothing is asked of us. And what is testing but a time of being asked for things? Let’s dig in this week and see how Jesus handles this, and what it has to teach us, and let’s see why his answers let the crowds utterly amazed.
I had a birthday this week. A big one, according to most folks. It made me think a little, which is about as much as I ever seem to think- but that’s another story and only slightly related. What I was thinking about is time. Time marches on. Time waits for no man. It gets a little heavy, TBH. I’m not one to dwell on my own mortality, but at a certain age, it seems prudent to take stock of your life. This is particularly important when you consider the way God moves in our
Each day, we take hundreds--if not thousands--of tiny actions, many of which we don’t even think about. We wake up, we make our beds, we brush our teeth, we shower, we eat food, we drink coffee and/or tea, we work, we workout, we [insert other actions or habits here]. This is our ordinary. We all have our own version ordinary, a habitual way that we do things each day. Yours probably looks a bit different from mine in how we do things, but the things we do probably aren’t all