Seeking Jesus Day Six – Mark 3:20-35

Here we are on Week Two, friends! This week will be a full 7 days of exciting highlights in Jesus busy ministry of serving the people God puts in His path. I hope you had a chance to look at the video summarizing where we’ve just been and what we have learned so far about the Lord Jesus. If not, check it out sometime today!

We are learning about a sensitive issue, today. Family troubles! Yes, Jesus had them, too. Let’s re-read Mark 3:20-“One time Jesus entered a house, and the crowds began to gather again. Soon he and his disciples couldn’t even find time to eat. When his family heard what was happening, they tried to take him away. “He’s out of his mind,” they said.” Sometimes, our family misunderstands us. This happened with Jesus. His family saw how impossibly difficult it was for Jesus to even move and eat and have any semblance of normalcy and they felt He would fall apart under the strain, so they tried to rescue Him! It’s hard to ignore family—especially when they genuinely love you and mean well. But Jesus answered to One voice. God’s. So, even though He loved His family, He continued with the work to which He had been called. We see much later how dearly He cared for His mother when He made sure John, one of His disciples would be her caregiver in her last years. He honored her, but He did not let even His mother sway Him from the work His Father God had given Him. Neither should we. In Acts, we see that many members of His family became believers in Him and were part of the early church. Their fear for His sanity was a temporary thing, based on their limited knowledge at the time. Ponder in your own life, today. How do you honor and love family while at the same time making sure God is the One who influences and directs you?

My recorded verse: Mark 3:20  “One time Jesus entered a house, and the crowds began to gather again. Soon he and his disciples couldn’t even find time to eat.”

My response: It almost appears that Jesus was “trapped” in this house because of the crowds. And yet, Lord Jesus, you just continued to teach right where you were with no sense of panic or worry. Being too busy to eat is … busy! And yet, Lord, you never sinned. So, thank you for that thought that sometimes we don’t create our own busy-ness by bad decisions, we just have circumstances that force it upon us. Help me to recognize those times and trust you to help me through them with no sense of panic or worry, just like You. And then help me to find those times of rest, even then, as You did when You went out early in the day to pray – I’m so grateful for Your awesome example, Lord!

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