You’re busy, I’m busy
Many years ago, I had a friend who would sort of complain/brag about how busy she was. She was often late and just exasperated. The funny thing was that she just couldn’t explain what was making her so busy.
That self-important thinking is something I have tried to be mindful of since then. I think we can get so caught up in daily minutia that we lose site of what’s really important. And honestly, everyone we know has burdens and busyness they’re carrying everyday. Busy isn’t bad. but what kind of busy is your busy?
Believers need to be busy.
There is no denying it. Jesus is coming back. Before that can happen there is Kingdom work that must be completed. Our busy today, should also be in reaching the lost for Jesus Christ. Ordained by our Father and Savior, this work cannot exasperate us beyond explanation. We simply cannot grow weary (Isaiah 40:31).
It’s 5 O’Clock somewhere
In the Parable of the Vineyard Worker (Matthew 20), Jesus explains that this parable shows that the Kingdom is like the Landowner who sought workers for his vineyard. He went to town early in the morning, later in the morning, at midday, at 3 pm and once more at 5 pm seeking workers. He told them they would be paid what was right (emphasis mine). Beginning at verse 6, Jesus explains that the Landowner went to town at 5 o’clock, nearly the end of the work day, and still found people who weren’t working. They said no one had asked them. So he sent them to work in his vineyard.
We are the workers. God, the Landowner, has been searching all over the earth for us (2 Chronicles 16:9). Some began to serve Him very early. Others joined in this kingdom service a little later, more soon after that, and even later more have been found and called to His service. Right now, it’s 5 pm on the Kingdom clock. The signs of Jesus’ return are in the heavens and here on earth. He’s coming. And even if the Landowner finds you in town, not working, there is still work for you.
Best of all
The good news, the really awesome, best of all news? Your reward, the payment for your work, will be Right. Just. You might say, Justified by the Landowner.
Blessed to be a blessing
Wear your cross as you carry your cross. Tell the world of the treasure you found. Elevation Worship, O Come To The Alter