Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mark 3: 35


Whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

Mark 3: 35

Jesus is expressing a concept here too vast for me to grasp. Imagine being as closely related to Jesus as a brother or sister. Then Jesus gives expression to an even deeper relationship--that of mother and child. Somehow it's difficult for me to picture myself that closely related to the Son of God, Jesus Christ. But way back in the Old Testament Solomon said, "There are friends who pretend to be friends, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother" (Proverbs 18:24). I like to capitalize that word Friend and think of it as a reference to Jesus in my life. What is the key to this close relationship? Obedience, for the first part of today's verse reports, "whosoever shall do the will of God." As I obey, and then make it a daily, ongoing practice to continue obeying, I am drawn into a closer and closer relationship with my Elder Brother.

Taken from the Book, "Today, LORD, I Will"

3 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

Wonderful post to ponder. Hope the fires are staying away. Praying for those horrid winds I've been reading about to die down.

ellen b. said...

Hi Cori! Are you talking about the fast passenger only ferry to Victoria that goes out from the waterfront in downtown Seattle? I think it's only a couple hours and then when you dock in Victoria it's a close walk to Downtown Victoria. December can be very nice. It's hard to predict. If it doesn't snow you should be fine. Heck you might even enjoy the snow. It's out of the ordinary for snow to fall then...It could be very cold but you just need to layer up :0) I'm an adventurer and I'd say go for it :0) I'm going to be in Seattle the first week of December then I fly to San Francisco on Dec. 6th...

ellen b. said...

So maybe you could email me and give me your phone #. I have an unlimited call anytime phone service and I could call and fill you in on all the options for Victoria...