Saturday, March 14, 2009

John 2

1 comment:

Prairie Chick said...

"common folk in a small town enjoyed being with Jesus... Jesus was a likable fellow. And His disciples should be the same. I'm not talking debauchery, drunkenness, and adultery. I'm not endorsing compromise, coarseness, or obscenity. I am simply crusading for the freedom to enjoy a good joke, enliven a dull party and appreciate a fun evening." Max Lucado, When God Whispers Your Name

I found it interesting how the first and second halves of this chapter showed two sides of Jesus personality. He was someone people enjoyed being around, and had no qualms about "livening up the party" at Cana, but turn around and get Him in a situation where there is compromise and dishonor to His Father and out flairs the "zeal for righteousness."

What a challenge to learn to exercise both qualities in my life. To kick back, relax, be a joy to be around, but with that ever present passion for deeper things always flowing and welling up from within. I love the way my bible trasnlated "zeal for thy temple consumes me." It says; "My strong love for Your temple completely controls me." v17