Luke 5:17– One of those days, as He was teaching (AMP).
Luke 5:19– But finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed into the midst before Jesus (RSV).
Did you ever have one of those days when you should have stayed in bed? Yes! Me too! In the midst of one of ‘my’days I began to think about Mrs. Luke Five. Here she is, minding her own business and suddenly Jesus is at door with all the country bigwigs at His heels. It’s that day when the kids are sick, the floors aren’t swept and she is down to her last crust.
She is thinking, “What if they stay for lunch? Scrap the budget for a roast? Enough chairs? Does Jesus need a drink of water? Dust! And a spider! The whole roof is caving in! I am going to be known as the dirty housekeeper who killed Jesus!”
The truth is that no one remembers any of that. When Jesus comes into our lives, people only see Him. The dust and spiders of our life become secondary because His light shines through us. That is, if we have allowed Him to do the only cleaning necessary, our hearts.
Dusted lately? Light shining through? Are you ready for “one of those days?”
Prayer: Lord, when we look at circumstances instead of you, clean us up. Big time! In Christ's name. Amen.