Read: Luke 2-3
Marked: Luke 2:49, And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”

We naturally seek when something, or someone, is missing. Many seek Jesus also. But why do they seek Him?

Some seek Him because they believe Him to be a wise teacher. Others because He had (they think) devine qualities. Still others are looking to be lead. But how many seek Him because He is the Saviour of the world and Lord of their lives?

Jesus came to do the will of the Father, the work God wants to do in the hearts and lives of people. To seek Jesus in this regard requires acknowledging sin and a need for a saviour. Only then will they find Him. Only then will He become Lord of their lives.


Give Light to Those in Darkness…

Read: Luke 1
Marked: Luke 1:79, To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

This was the ministry of John the Baptist. In a way all Christians have this ministry because Jesus is coming again.

People are still in darkness and need the light of Christ to be set free from the shadow of death and be guided into the way of peace.

But we must grow in our faith and not remain as babes and mature and grow strong in the Spirit, to do what we’ve been called to do and serve Him without fear.

What Money Can’t Buy…

Read: Mathew 27-28 Marked:
Matthew 27:3-4, Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” And they said, “What [is that] to us? You see [to it!]”

Judas betrayed an innocent man for thirty pieces of silver. Now he was remorseful and tried to give the money back. But sin has deep consequences.

We cannot pay for our own sins. No amount of money can pay for the lies, lusts, and blasphemies we have committed.

What Judas didn’t understand, what he didn’t realize, was the man he betrayed was the very sacrifice that could atone, not only for Judas’ sins, but the sins of everyone of us.

Such is the power of grace, that which we do not deserve, providing mercy from what we do deserve. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).