Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Caught Up

The answer to most every personal inquiry includes, "I've been busy." Maybe even, "Crazy busy." Often followed by either, "I'm sorry" or "I'm tired." If there is a god for today, its name would be Busy. When our busyness is limited due to age or illness, we feel less than human, often apologetic.

Jesus, the Son of God, sacrifices himself for us. Loves us no matter what we are up to. Encourages us at our lowest point. Can resurrect the worst situations. Encourages rest. Promises joy.

Busy god consumes our days (where did they go?) and our energy (later, dear.) It promises great things which often turn up empty, especially when we look back at what we had hoped for in our obedience to busy. Busy often fuels our lowest points. We sacrifice to it. Worship of busy is joyless.

We cannot live in the 21st century without being busy at times. A burst of busy can produce great things. But there is a difference between busy as an occasional event and busy as a lifestyle or even a god.

Reflect for a moment on the role of busy in your life. Does it trump God? Do you lay it at God's feet?

I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.

Obviously, I'm not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ's servant. Galatians 1:6, 7, 10 (NLT)

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