Matthew – Fulfilled.
There was a time in our lives when we had to make a choice of obeying God’s will and leave precious family members behind to travel to the ministry God prepared for us. This was the most challenging time in my life as a mom and daugther, but obedience, saying yes to God, trumped loyaty to those who could take care of themselves. I was taught to care for family and I was also taught to obey God. When the two collide, the choice to say yes to God was right, but it wasn’t easy. Jesus said it wouldn’t be easy but it would be worth it all…and He was right. He is always right.
Jesus’ mom and brothers want His attention, but God told Him to seek and to save the lost. Mary, I thought you knew…did you forget?
Matthew 12, The Message
Obedience Is Thicker than Blood
46-47 While he was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers showed up. They were outside trying to get a message to him. Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and brothers are out here, wanting to speak with you.”
48-50 Jesus didn’t respond directly, but said, “Who do you think my mother and brothers are?” He then stretched out his hand toward his disciples. “Look closely. These are my mother and brothers. Obedience is thicker than blood. The person who obeys my heavenly Father’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
Dear Heavenly Father, My only desire is to be all you want me to be. Thank you for teaching us, being our strength in hard times and the courage to say yes to You. Always.
In Jesus Name, Amen