Our Steps Count
Readings: Ezekiel 2:1-5, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Mark 6:1-13
Last week I told you about my GuiltBit/Fitbit. Well, my new temptation is attaching the Fitbit to Naughty Cat to see how many steps she takes when I’m at work. She’s very svelte, so I imagine she roams all over the counters looking for the salt shaker to lick or a loaf of bread to roll around on. I will resist that temptation, in part because as a kitten she often endured wearing doll clothes, and I know she prefers wearing her own fur coat unencumbered. In the second part of the Gospel reading from Mark, Jesus sent the Twelve, unencumbered, to preach, drive out demons, and anoint the sick. His disciples had to have great trust in their Savior to travel alone without provisions, and to share His miraculous freedom and power. They had great success for Christ, and I’m sure they made every step count. Can you imagine if the disciples wore Fitbits? They’d reach their goals before lunch! When we are obedient to Christ, we might be able to reach our goals before lunch, too. May one of our goals be making our steps count for good in our neighborhoods and our nation.
Happy Independence Day!