Sunday, March 4, 2012

Notes to the Lord:New Light On Your Day

 Mark 2

[2.23-24] One Sabbath day he was walking through a field of ripe grain. As his disciples made a path, they pulled off heads of grain. The Pharisees told on them to Jesus: “Look, your disciples are breaking Sabbath rules!” [2.25-28] Jesus said, “Really? Haven’t you ever read what David did when he was hungry, along with those who were with him? How he entered the sanctuary and ate fresh bread off the altar, with the Chief Priest Abiathar right there watching—holy bread that no one but priests were allowed to eat—and handed it out to his companions?” Then Jesus said, “The Sabbath was made to serve us; we weren’t made to serve the Sabbath. The Son of Man is no lackey to the Sabbath. He’s in charge!”

Lord Jesus--You brought new light to old ways of looking at the law and grace.  A new way of looking at the day that had been set aside for worship and praise.  Sabbath had become such a pain by the time you came here.  Since you came we have succeed in making it a pain yet some of the same ways that you ended up confronting.Why it is that something that was meant to be a blessing can so quickly become a place where we bring hurt and damage.The pattern keeps repeating.

This light house was built to tell ships where the rocks were and to keep them safe.  The Sabbath was meant to help us keep our focus on the things that really matter...worship, praise, hope and you.  How do we get it so twisted at times?  Confrontation was a part of your ministry.You confronted the darkness that had over taken the day that you had given to mankind in the first place.  Confrontation is the only thing that darkness respects. Forgive me for the times when you confront the darkness inside of me and I run away and hide. Shining the light into the dark places of my heart and life are signs of your great and enduring love.

I like the fact that at Living Springs during fellowship we take the time together to package the bread that goes to be given out to those in need.  It is a good statement of what Sabbath is meant for.  It is a day when good should be done.  Every Lord's Day when I am a part of that group, I remember the battles that you fought so that the sick could be healed, the withered restored to use and the lame allowed to walk again.  I know that I am just packaging bread, is the Lord's work on the Lord's day. It reminds me of new light that you brought to a day set aside since creation for worship and rest.

Peterson, Eugene H. (2006-06-15). The Message Remix 2.0: The Bible In contemporary Language (p. 1794). NavPress. Kindle Edition.

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