DAY 21 OF 365 IN 2021
Mark 3:8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon, a great number of people heard about everything that He was doing and came to Him.
When a company goes scouting for an individual to join their ranks, it is clearly not just on a whim, it is rather because those persons have something to show. They have results in attestation to the manner in which they have lived and learnt. We find out today that many thronged to Jesus when the heard about the things He had done. And here, we were not talking about some ‘small audience’, we were talking multitudes.
Don’t be deceived into thinking that all it took was a single word of mouth to attract the kind of attention Jesus did. It was a culmination of multiple testimonies and accounts of the results He had produced while he walked the length and breadth of the earth. More like if two people were having a chat, and one asked ‘do you know about Jesus?’ The likeliest response would be ‘are you talking about the one who raised that dead and healed the sick?
To put in other words, His deeds preceded Him. His life and works had become the things that spread his name far and wide, they had become the definition of his walk. Till date, His sacrifice on the cross remains our priciest possession and His teachings remain the gold standard. An old nursery rhyme from ages ago comes to mind: ‘All that you do, do with your might for things done by halves, are never done right’.
My dear, don’t be sweet talked out of doing nothing but your best. Don’t be convinced by anyone into giving off anything but your very best. The results you obtain from those ‘doing your best moments’, become your Report card. So that when attention is being turned to those whose deeds have reached farthest and impacted many, you will also be in that number.