As Jesus was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath,
his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain.
At this the Pharisees said to him,
“Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?”
He said to them,
“Have you never read what David did
when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry?
How he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest
and ate the bread of offering that only the priests could lawfully eat,
and shared it with his companions?”
Then he said to them,
“The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath.
That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.” Mark 2 23:28
This time of year, all the kids are singing Christmas songs. One of them is Santa Claus Coming To Town. I know that you are glad you can not hear me singing this right now. I can sing well into my steering wheel, but that is as far as my vocal abilities go. Anyway, there is the famous line that all parents use on their kids, “He sees you when you are sleeping, he knows when you are awake, he knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.” How awesome it is to use that line during the holidays to get your kids back in line. But, I liken it to today’s Gospel.
I have to admit, that first and foremost, I am a sinner. I am not a perfect person at all. I have claimed to be in a former version of myself, but I know that if I truly humble myself before God, I am not even worthy that he should come into my own home. I am, however, saved by His Grace, and His Grace alone. I am a child of God, and as a child, I tend to have days that are not so great when it comes to being a good Christian.
So, how many times have you just been mean spirited, and not even thought about it? Many days for me, especially in traffic. How many moments have we not been good Christians? I know I have. How many times has God not been God? Zero. God does not take a day off, or forget his duties. I am thankful that he doesn’t. If he did, I would be in so much more dire positions than I am now. I can only pray that I can stop taking time not to be the Christian I am really being called to be, and be on call all the time, just like God. He knows if we have been bad or good.