“Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Manhas no place to lay his head.”
My husband and I stood on the front porch watching the little bunny that lives in the rocks along our driveway search for his hole, obliterated by the snowblower after almost two feet of snow had fallen. The tiny little thing hopped along at dusk, stopping every few feet, sniffing and pawing at the snow, going up the hill a little and back down, clearly puzzled as to what had happened to his home.
Jesus never really had a home once He began His earthly ministry. He went from one place to another, sometimes staying with kind friends, but more often than not, sleeping under the stars. His message did not fit Him for acceptance in this world. Instead it made Him a misfit, considered to be outside the realm of the established religious thinking and truly, because of who He was, He didn’t belong here.
We humans are often as lost as that little bunny, confused by our changing world and its messages that conflict with those of our heavenly Father. We can easily lose sight of where we belong if we don’t stay close to our Father, and the narrow entrance that marks the way He would have us take.
We begin this New Year with much uncertainty in our world. Our country is in one war and the threat of another is always very real. Before this year ends we will be called upon to make the serious decision of which man will lead our country for the next four years. Many of us have loved ones with uncertain medical diagnoses. There are broken and wounded relationships to be dealt with.
We may be as lost and confused as the little bunny, but we do have a place to lay our heads, no matter what kind of storm comes. We have the very shoulder of the Son of Man who came to earth so that we might have a Savior who knows our needs.
What pressing need do you have today? What is confusing you and sending you searching for a safe place to hide?
Choose today to give that problem into the keeping of the Savior who died so that we would have a safe haven in Him. Tell Him your need and thank Him for His answer.
Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston-Holtman & 2MefromHim Ministries, 2011. All rights reserved. Do not use without permission of author.