Where Life is Found
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them”Matt 18:20
Beloved of God: When we are not attentive, we can miss the opportunities life brings our way to share this life with others; and in so doing, miss the very life that God purposes for us. When Jesus said, “I came that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly,” He wasn’t referring to driving Maybach and Bugatti nor wearing Rolex and Versace. Jesus would suggest that we can be so busy chasing what we believe to be life that we miss the very life God has for us. We can be so busy working that our kids grow up and we miss it; so busy acquiring stuff that we miss the very people we were trying to attract with the stuff; so busy chasing a dream that we miss life as it is lived all around us. We can be so busy chasing what we thought was life that we miss life itself.
Every day God gives us opportunities to find life in the face of other human beings. The problem is that humans are complicated and messy. A Maybach, Bugatti or Rolex, for all their intricacies come delivered nice and shiny. On the other hand, anybody who has witnessed a birth knows that as humans we come here a mess, get messier along the way and the clean-up itself is a messy process. But as complicated and as messy as the process may be, it is only here, in life together, that life is to be found.
So, time and time again Jesus brings us back to the gift of one-another. He promises “where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” (Matt 18:20). In a constant refocusing of our spiritual eyesight and attention, Jesus keeps reminding us to remain open and focused on the opportunity to share life, and thereby find life in Him.
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