It is a beautiful thing that Jesus entered the temple and took time to “take it all in”. Jesus gave everything the time and reflection it deserved. He was graceful and merciful. We as humans are so quick to judge and we often do not take time to reflect and consider other people’s situations.
During this time of epidemic, As we find ourselved locked in isolation we are irratable and being pushed to our limits, so we will likely find ourselves asking our savior for more grace and mercy than ever before.
- By the way, isolation? Whoever said it was a good idea to go into shelter in place most definitely does not have a college freshman that is not happy about being back at home. Who said they get easier as they get older? They weren’t raising boys that are as stubborn as their daddy.
As we are asking for more grace and mercy, are we giving the same to others?
Our goal should always be to be more like Jesus. We have to be willing to grant what we are asking for. During this time, this means we have to dig deep and find patience loke we have never had. Take time to reflect each day as Jesus did in the temple and ”take it all in”. If Jesus were looking at your heart today, would he be proud of the way we are handling this situation? Would he see us giving others the grace and mercy he bestowed upon us?
I know I have had to remind myself to be more patient and consider what others are dealing with because we can’t see the worry lines on others’ faces right now. We must remember that we are called to be the light of Jesus always sharing his grace and mercy with others.
Be The Light
“He entered Jerusalem, then entered the Temple. He looked around, taking it all in. But by now it was late, so he went back to Bethany with the Twelve.”
Mark 11:11 MSG