Obeying God’s call to active living
September 9, 2011
“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
I heard about a passive Quaker who had a cantankerous milk cow. And every time he tried to milk that cow, the cow gave him trouble. So on one particular morning, he was trying to get milk and the cow kicked over the milk bucket and spilled it all over the Quaker!
So, being the passive man he was, the Quaker didn’t say a word and just began milking again. And about that time the cow reared back and kicked him all the way across the room! He got back up and decided he had had enough.
He walked over to the cow and said, “You know that I am a Quaker and therefore, I cannot strike you, nor can I curse you; but I can sell you to a Baptist who will!”
Now in the Christian life, you and I are called not to be passive, but to be active for the cause of Christ. And when we read the words of our Lord in today’s passage, they are a call to active Christian living. So, just as Christ was actively obeying His Father during His time here on earth, so you and I are to spend our lives actively living out Jesus’ mission for us!
JUST AS CHRIST LIVED OUT THE FATHER’S MISSION ON EARTH, SO YOU ARE TO ALSO ACTIVELY LIVE OUT THE MISSION JESUS HAS FOR YOU!
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