September 10, 2022

We have the easy part

And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Luke 2:49

I have heard this story and read this scripture many times in my life, but today I saw something new.  My perception of this passage has always been: Yes, Jesus came into the world to do His Father’s business.  It was when He was twelve years old when He became aware of His purpose and who He was as the Son of God.  However, now I am asking myself the question of: Isn’t it also my purpose to be about my Father’s business?

This verse is almost used as an exclusion of Jesus being the only One sent to do His Father’s work, but the reality is that all of us that are born again and saved by the blood of the Lamb are children of God.  Romans says that He (Jesus) was the first born of many brethren. (see Romans 8:29) We are God’s family and as His people, we are to be about His business, His plan and His purpose.

So the question is:  How do we make our lives be about God’s business?  How do we get in line and know what our Father in heaven’s business is?  The answer is in Jesus final words to His disciples when He left this world.  He said: Go into all the world and make disciples! (See Matthew 28:19-20) God’s business is training people in God’s business.  Yes, we want to lead others to His saving grace, but it doesn’t stop there.  Then we are to walk through life with them training and helping them to grow in that grace.  Jesus came to do God’s business of being the sacrifice for the sin of the world for salvation. That was the hard part of the business, the start of work.  Now God’s business is easier.  We get to tell and help others know the way, find the light and then walk in it.  It is the greatest honor in life to be in the God business and when you are in His business, you will experience the greatest joy, satisfaction and contentment in it.

Today I want to encourage you to get in your Father’s business.  If you have received His great salvation and have become a child of God, start telling others about it.  If you have never become a disciple, which simply means following the ways of God, turn your life around today and start walking in His ways.  Maybe you have notice that something is missing in your life and have tried many different things, people, jobs or activities to fill that void?  The truth is that empty space was created in you for God, and He is the only one that can fill it as you begin to follow Him.  Trust Him today and start being about His business by telling others how they can fill the void in their lives by joining God family.  Now you are on to something good, something that counts and something that will last for all eternity.

Today’s scripture reading: Luke 2:41-52

41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 

42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. 

43 When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; 

44 but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 

45 So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. 

46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. 

47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 

48 So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.”

49 And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” 50But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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