The other day our electricity supply was cut off whilst a team of men removed trees which had grown into the overhead supply cables. Despite me being aware of no electricity supply I went several times to do things to realise I couldn’t because of no electricity. It caused me to contemplate the thought like the electricity supply do I take God for granted.
One of the famous statements of Jesus was when he went back to Nazareth his home town and was treated by his own people with disbelief and suspicion. “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary…?” They felt uneasy with him. Why is he behaving differently from us, they must have asked themselves.
That’s when Jesus said: “A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and in his own house, and among his own kindred.” (Mark 6:3-4) Yes, he was like them, except that he also was, and is, not only a prophet, but also in fact, the son of God.
It can be so easy to take things for granted. It may in our opinion seem to be common, ordinary, of little value. We fail to realise that it is precisely in the little things that we can sow the seeds of the true character of our person.
Not taking care of the little things probably means we will most likely fail also in taking care of the big things. Taking care of the little things prepares us for the big things. The little things are like prophets. They can be a display of how we may behave when faced with big things. “He who is faithful in little is faithful also in much.” (Luke 16:10)
It is so important that we are careful that we do not take Jesus for granted. We can take him for granted because we subconsiously only consider He will be interested and involved in the big things, in a special event or crisis, and the like. We fail to recognise that he is precisely in the little things of our life, in fact, he is in all things.
We may need to make adjustments in the way we view things. Our ordinary duties and chores of everyday should be a recognition that’s where we can meet Jesus and really develop our love for him. We should rectify our tendency to be excited only in the big things. So often testimonies are only looked upon as being significant if we in our thinking consider it to be a major event. Jesus does not categorise neither grade our testimony, as it is only by His grace that we are forgiven and saved. He is interested in where we are going not where He has rescued us from.
Lets keep Him central in our daily lives and not lose focus that he is for us and wants to be involved in every aspect of our daily lives.