“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Chase the Creator

by Macy Johnson
“But Jesus said, ‘I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.’”
(Luke 4:43 NIV)

Jesus was on the move, chasing His purpose. We are created to follow Him, pursue our Creator.

The blur of passing images on my path distracts me. God jerks my mind back to the Way, Truth, Life. I hear Him say, “Stay the course, close to me.”

Jeff opened the front door and called, “Come! Listen to this.” Intrigued, I followed him into our guest cabin. From the kitchen came a barely-audible, high-pitched tone, a steady squeal. We yanked out all electric plugs and pushed all buttons on the GFCI outlets. The tone continued while Jeff grumbled about visions of the cabin burning to the ground.

I googled “high pitch noise in kitchen” and was poised to call an electrician. Jeff bent down and stuck his head in the lower kitchen cabinet. 

“Wait a minute,” I said, leaning on my husband’s back. “I think it’s coming from the drawer over your head.” We opened the drawer, emptied it of dish towels and oven mitts. There it was - a forgotten timer sounding its shrill alarm. God got our attention!

Our washing machine died while we were entertaining out-of-town guests. The vacuum cleaner decided to kick the bucket, too. A temporary tooth, awaiting a replacement crown, broke into three different pieces at three different times.

Though weary of all the replacements, scares, stumbles in the chase, I am encouraged by Oswald Chambers, “Let actual circumstances be what they may, maintain complete reliance on Jesus, and be reckless - fling it all out on Him.” We lean on Jesus in the chase, when things seem to be falling apart.

I will chase my Creator wherever He leads today. I hope you will, too!

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