Sunday, February 14, 2016

This week's lesson (February 13-19): Comrades in Arms

The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, "What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?" -- Exodus 18:13f, NIV
The most amazing things about Christ's disciples?

It's the fact He had them.

If anyone could have done it on their own, after all, then it was Him. 

Yes, He was smart. 

Dedicated. 

And if anyone suffered more from the "help" of his friends and followers, then I've yet to meet them.

Like so many of His followers today, in other words, Jesus could avoided all the hassle of dealing with others; he could have skipped all the heartache that comes when when you try to work with people.

Yes, it could have been just Jesus and God who'd get things done -- nobody else.

Instead, he called people to follow Him -- people who did not have the faith that He did. People who did not have the love that He did. People who inevitably fell short, and made Him look bad.

Mistake?

Maybe.

But if Jesus couldn't do it on His own -- without other people . . . 

Then what makes us think we can?

No comments: