Monday: 2nd July, 2018
Reference text: Matthew 8:18-22
Matthew 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
Sometimes the feedback we receive on the work we do give us an idea of what to incorporate into our next piece of work so they are up to a better standard. At other moments, they leave us with the feeling of ‘what does that mean’. In the Gospel of today, Jesus responds to the decision of a teacher of the law to follow him with the words in the leading text ‘ The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.’
In these words of Jesus, it appears what He seeks to communicate is ‘you are better of staying away at least you’ d have a roof over your head’. But the crust of these words are far from this. The intention is to give us a heads up about the reality that accompanies our the decision to follow him.
This information is critical to gaining a clearer understanding of what it means to really follow because some of us have very different expectations on this journey. Beloved, our walk with God is not a piece of Simulated field work which has idealised conditions, rather, it is real battle ground where we face torrents of incoming opposition every step of the way. It is one journey which requires a decision to actually commit before any steps can be made to move forward.
So you are asked, are you ready to follow?