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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I was reading through sections of Luke 2 this morning as part of my devotional readings. I came across the part where the angels had just left the shepherds on the hillside. They decided to go see this child that was spoken about by the angels. The Bible says that they ran to Bethlehem. Once they made a commitment, they immediately followed through with their commitment.

This reminds me of another time in scripture when a man ran. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." Luke 15:20 This is the parable of the Prodigal Son. His father ran to him when he saw him returning in the distance.

How quick are we to respond when we feel the Lord's prompting? Do we hesitate and question, or do we run?


tiggerdaisy said...

I just posted about something similar. I think all too often we don't trust God to equip us in the call so we give excuses about why we can't do what He is prompting us to do.

I sincerly pray that I flat out RUN into the arms of my Savior when He prompts me to do something.

Good post!

Prayers and blessings,

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

Oh how I wish I could say that I responded by running to Christ like the shepherds did but I have to admit that I tend to question and give excuses. Thank you for showing me this wonderful example for me to follow.