Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

A familiar question

"what shall we do then?" Luke 3:10
"what shall we do?" Luke 3:12
"what shall we do?" Luke 3:14
"what shall we do...?" John 6:28
"what shall we do?" Acts 2:37
"what do You want me to do?" Acts 9:6

What first comes to mind? What do these passages reveal?

It also brings an old meditation to mind: (Busy - and missing the point)

A father left a child for a time, and the child was very sad to see the father go. Missing the father, the child stood by the door day after day waiting for Him. But, after a time, the child grew weary and distracted. He became absorbed in hobbies and soon forgot about his father. The father never forgot him, however. When the father returned, arms open to embrace His child, He finds him busy at games. The child says to Him, "Give me a minute, I am in the middle of something. I will come greet you when I am ready."

Ridiculous. Yet, isn't this how I live? "Hear, O Israel..." Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Or say, for example, that the father gives the child a task to do before He goes. He knows that the child can do much good while He is away, so He sends him off to do work. If the child works at these, but does not finish them before the father returns, the child should not feel guilty. Even though the child may feel he has failed by not finishing it, shouldn't he be joyful that the father has returned?

After all, where do the tasks end?
Tags: acts, john, luke, path, work

  • A little light of beauty

    I forgot how much I love this album... (tears) Oraanu / Cartographer by ES Posthumus I used to listen to this music while I wrote descriptive…

  • for the joy

    Our Lord Jesus "... for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross..." Hebrews 12:2 I often remember Psalm 22. But often I only remember the…

  • Kumi ori

    "Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you." Isaiah 60:1 "Then He took the child by the hand, and said to…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.