09 Jun Will Jesus Find Us Faithful?
Such a daunting question. Jesus is teaching his disciples about persistent faith—the kind that’s constant, steady, and never gives up. And then he asks this question: “But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”
“Persistent,” it means continuing for a long time, in the same way; without change in function or structure. I like the way Eugene Peterson phrases it, “a long obedience in the same direction.” When Jesus calls us to follow him, he is calling us to do just that… to follow step by step, day by day, and he gives us particular daily orders to persist in: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take their cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23).
So, we see that Jesus is calling us to a faithful life; a life of daily faithfulness to him, no matter what the day brings. But, if we’re honest, sometimes we drift in and out of faithfulness. We tend to come near when things are rough, and drift away during times that are good and easy and carefree. We get caught up and spun up in the hustle, the distractions and the noises around us… and forget the sound of the voice of the Good Shepherd who calls us to come to him.
If Jesus comes back today, will he find you faithful?
Despite your personal circumstances? Will he find you faithful?
Despite the chaos in the world around you? Will he find your faithful?
Despite your aches and pains? Will he find you faithful?
Despite your shattered dreams? Will he find you faithful?
And what about those who come after us? When they look over our life…will they find footsteps of faith in what we’ve left behind? I’m not talking about big, flashy ministry. I’m talking about a faith-full life. A life that’s made up of faithful minutes and faithful hours that lead to faithful days, and weeks, and faithful years on end.
Jesus isn’t calling us to be perfect or to do it all perfectly. He’s asking us to just be faithful… in the little things, the ordinary things, the hard things, the lonely things…
In these and more, will he find us faithful?
I love y’all!
xo – P♥️