And He said to them,
“Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them. (Luk 2:49-50 NKJV)
“Did you not know?”
Sometimes I wonder if I know that I am to be about my “Father’s Business.” When I consider my conversations, my endeavors, my responses to life and my fears, I wonder…
I have been considering this question that Jesus asked His parents and am struck by the fact that He was pretty focused for a twelve year old boy. No wondering about life direction and no finding His place in this world for Him, His course was settled.
“My Father’s Business…”
A few years ago a dear friend prayed these words over me. He asked God to help me be about my Father’s business. What does that look like?
Those who believe in Jesus, have a unique role to play in this world. It is a role that requires denying our dreams and preferences and subjecting them to the God’s plan for the world and our involvement in it. It is a role that suggests a requirement of unselfishness on our part, giving up so that others can benefit through the things that would otherwise benefit us. It is a role that suggests a requirement of speaking life into this world when so many are bent on speaking death and destruction. It is a role that requires we do what others think is beneath them so that God is glorified as being above all.
What does it mean to be about my Father’s Business?
This is the question that I would like to explore through this blog. It seems to me that the place to begin would be to look at Jesus. How did this mission of being about His Father’s Business work itself out?