Sunday, July 1, 2012
Matthew 8:18-22 The Son of Man has No Where to Rest His Head
When Jesus saw a crowd around him,
he gave orders to cross to the other shore.
A scribe approached and said to him,
"Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."
Jesus answered him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head."
Another of his disciples said to him,
"Lord, let me go first and bury my father."
But Jesus answered him, "Follow me,
and let the dead bury their dead."
In this passage we are reminded that Jesus' mission is never over. He has no place to rest because the crowds are constantly following him, people are begging for healing and miracles, his disciples are in constant need for attention, and his work is so immense it is never ending. When we mission in this world to make the Kingdom of God a reality, we too have no place to rest. It is only in God that we can find rest and comfort.