The archives of The Sun Will Rise, organized by month.

Monday, October 18, 2010

We live in a world where one’s nearness to God is often gauged by their ministry impact. Because of that, a position in ministry is sought by so many as the way to greater intimacy with God. Unfortunately we’ve dichotomized “ministry” and “the rest of life”, and thus trivialized and belittled the common tasks of our day and think of them as “less than”, never giving them opportunity to be an escort into deep fellowship with the Holy One. It’s because of this that I am fully convinced I am not even close to understanding how near God came to us in the Incarnation.

Jesus of Nazareth, God in the flesh, not only embraced but crowned the common. By all measures of men, His ministry was mostly unsuccessful because it resulted in His death and did not have the impact that many were expecting. We so quickly forget that He fully knew the human experience in the everyday toil and monotony of life. Born in scandal, dwelling in complete obscurity for almost three decades, and never seeking His own fame or glory, Jesus embraced the human plight and made a way for each moment of monotony to be a doorway of fellowship.

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