02 December, 2009
Sorry, Too Busy
Just a little while ago I was driving home and heard a spot on the radio about a woman who was role playing with her young daughter about the angel telling Mary that she would be the mother of the Son of God. She said that she said her part. "Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end." Without pausing to think about it, the little girl said, "Sorry angel, I'm too busy, you'll have to find someone else."
Wow... I wonder where she heard that?!
This little girl spoke a tremendous sermon in that one short sentence.
One of the biggest blights on the Body of Christ in America is that very few seem to have time to do anything for God. They will come to church on Sunday if they happen to get in bed early enough on Saturday, and if there is nothing that comes up to draw them away on Sunday morning. Wednesday night? Yeah, right. Precious few make it for mid-week service anymore, and some who do are always looking for a reason to miss. Even the leadership of the churches cannot seem to find time to come to midweek service. Is it any wonder attendance is shrinking? The people are simply doing what they see their leaders doing! We've got our priorities completely upside down and inside out. Thank God He is not too busy for us!