Saturday, March 21, 2009

Day 25: People matters… (Psalm 121) 20 Mar 09

I am not too sure how the author of On The Cross Road links Psalm 121 and his Day 22 article. But I guess his central message is that we need to be like Jesus, actively contemplating about God. Jesus is constantly in communication with God. He is always take time to retreat and spend it with God. It is not that He does not hear from God as He is busy ministering to people, He is just demonstrating to His disciples the need of spending time with God; letting Him to tell us how much He loves us.

Jesus also demonstrates His love for people. He always has time for people. He is busy but never hurried. He walks around to meet the needs of people, He never runs. He not only sits among the people to listen to them, He takes time to eat with them. He not only sympathizes with people’s suffering by seeing and living among them, He actually goes all the way to the Cross to experience it. He even goes beyond he Cross to the grave and then to the throne.

This is the extent of Jesus’ love for me, also for you. He is always with us, whether or not we know or acknowledge it. He listens to all my complaints, He bears with all my nonsense, and He forgives all my sins. You can also love other people like Jesus does. Just be there to listen to your spouse when he or she is talking, refrain from talking back if he or she says anything negative about you. You can just give your children a hug and tell them you love them. You can also lend your listening ears to a complaining colleague. Don’t hurry off to finish your dishes or your work or your lunch, give people around you some of your time. People matter to Jesus, as you are.


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