Daily Devotion on Mark 1:1-10

Text: Mark 1:1-10

Pastor and I walk into your house, grab your keys, walk out to your driveway, get in your car, and start it up. Dumbfounded at the audacity of what is going on all you can choke out is a simple question, “Why are you doing this?”

“The Lord needs it. We will bring it back soon. By the way, can I have your shirt? The Lord is going to drive over it when he comes into town.”

How do you respond? Would you respond the same way the Jews in Jerusalem did? Would you let us drive off with your car the way they let the two disciples were allowed to walk off with a colt? Would you take the shirt off your own back and let Jesus walk on it? What are you willing to give up for Jesus? Jesus is not asking for your car, but he does ask for your first and your best? Are you willing to give it to him? Are you willing to give him the shirt off your back like those early Jews did?

He must have been one special “Lord” to merit all this special treatment. A free ride, a road covered with cloaks and branches. Praise being shouted from every side.

He was, no, he is a very special Lord. This Lord was triumphantly marching into Jerusalem about to die for the sins of the whole world. He marched to secure for us a kingdom that will last forever.

So I will ask it again: What are you willing to give to Jesus? He gave his whole life for you, what will you give in thanks for all your King has done for you? Make your life one lived in glorious praise for Christ your King. Make all you say and all you do bring glory and praise to Jesus.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, your love for us made you willing to die so that we could join you in heaven. While we wait for our Lord to come again we ask that you would motivate us to give our lives in service to you. You are more than worthy of our praise and thanks. Help us to see the things we have as gifts from you and use them accordingly. All this we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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About vicarhoff

I am thrilled and honored to be serving as vicar/intern at Christ the King Lutheran Church and School for a whole year!

Posted on March 28, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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