Life feels really big right now. Anybody else feeling a little overwhelmed by all that’s going on in the world?
Seriously, SO MANY things seem to be blowing up. So many people and things need prayer. It all feels so heavy. And here I am just just trying to get my kids to football practice and their school stuff ready for the year!
Is this the ‘End Times?’ I don’t know. I guess so. Technically the ‘End Times’ can be anytime after the beginning if you start early enough. How long will this go on? We don’t know. Perhaps the better question is: How are we supposed to live in the meantime? That’s the question that sent me to Jesus this morning.
In Matthew 24 Jesus is talking to His disciples about the ‘End Times.’ He tells them that HE doesn’t even know when He’s coming back. Big stuff will happen. Normal stuff will happen too. In the midst of world disasters, people will still get married, babies will be born, kids will need to eat, and football players will still need to be taken to practice. OK, He didn’t exactly say THAT, but I think it’s implied. Normal stuff will still need to get done.
Jesus said this:
“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.” Matthew 24:45-46 NLT
This verse brings me comfort and direction. While my circumstances in life will change, my role as God’s servant will not. My job is simply to be faithful in whatever He’s given me to do, to be wise by listening to His Voice and following His Word, and to treat people well along the way.
Jesus contrasted the faithful servant to an evil one who, instead of sticking to his responsibilities, gets lazy and mean. It won’t go well for that servant! Something about weeping and gnashing of teeth – Yikes! I’ll stick with faithfulness, kindness, and trust.
Today and every day, I commit to serving the Lord as He leads. My day’s service may look very different than yours, but our purpose and peace can be the same.
“What joy and blessing will come to that faithful servant when the master comes home to find him serving with excellence!” Matthew 24:46 TPT
Jesus is not a difficult task master. He will give us everything we need, as we come to Him. I pray you find true joy and lasting peace as you get to know Jesus more and more today.
As for me, I’m going to go pick up my football player!