I picked up a few more breadcrumbs last night.
One of the first main points discussed in last night’s message at church was that “God is a missionary God…and God is on a mission to get his kids back.”
When I arrived home, I noticed on my blog dashboard that someone had clicked on an old post I shared three years ago this month called “Man on a Mission”. I reread the post because I couldn’t remember what it was specifically about.
It turned out to be a post where I shared the following quote from Bill Hybels:
“But everyone who lined the streets had a different reason for waving those palms. Some were political activists; they’d heard Jesus had supernatural power, and they wanted him to use it to free Israel from Roman rule. Others had loved ones who were sick or dying. They waved branches, hoping for physical healing. Some were onlookers merely looking for something to do, while others were genuine followers who wished Jesus would establish himself as an earthly king. Jesus was the only one in the parade who knew why he was going to Jerusalem – to die. He had a mission, while everyone else had an agenda.” ~ Bill Hybels
“He had a mission, while everyone else had an agenda.”
What a beautiful reminder as we approach Palm Sunday and Easter. Jesus came to earth, made “himself nothing” for one reason…us. (Philippians 2:1-11)
It’s so easy to lose sight of this Truth sometimes, isn’t it? Just like the people in the crowd, we have agendas and checklists. We have our own expectations of who we think we need Jesus to be or what we think we need Him to do in our lives and Jesus says, I have one mission: To pave the way home for my children.
So your job, Child, is to plant your feet firmly on My path, walk in My glory, and let My light illuminate the way back home. Let it shine so bright and so beautiful that other travelers will recognize Me.