Monday, 2 July 2012
2nd July 2012 Matthew 8:18-22
When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”. Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”. Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”. But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”
This is a calling that was anything but gentle or mild mannered or willing to wait. This was a calling with no holds barred. I know the feeling of that calling, I know the insistence that it comes with and I know how it's demands are clear.
What are you called today that just can't wait?