December 13, 2013
Luke 2:16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph and the baby lying in the manager
They went with “haste.” They were told what to do and they went to do it. I love how kids are different. If they are given the same task to preform all three of them will go about getting it done differently. We have one who will jump up and like the shepherds go about the task with haste, one who will give us a dramatic dialog about why this task is a bother, and one who will take their time before going about the task maybe even require a reminder (if you know my kiddos I’ll leave it to you to figure out whose who!) I think that my three kids show us how three responses of we can react to God’s directing our lives. We can either be like the shepherds who left with haste, we can be like the child who went but whose heart had the wrong attitude about it (which is contrary to the attitude of the shepherds by the way), or we can be like the one who is totally willful and require constant prodding by God to obey. So, which is it? We can be sure that God will call us to go somewhere or to do something that we might not want to do; the question is how will we respond.