Have you ever stopped to think about just how many things Jesus borrowed during His human existence? A review of the Gospels shows us that nearly everything in His life was borrowed. Now He seeks to borrow something very important. He seeks to borrow you and me. Please read more…..
Jesus began His life here on earth in a borrowed manger inside of a borrowed stall. Joseph and Mary were traveling for the census at the time of Jesus’ birth. It’s conceivable that they might have had to borrow swaddling clothes for their new born son. (Luke 2:7).
Immediately after His birth, in order to avoid being killed at the hands of King Herod, Jesus’ parents had to borrow the land of Egypt to provide a safe place to raise their child (Matthew 2:13-15).
After beginning His public ministry, Jesus traveled throughout the countryside. Everywhere Jesus went He was forced to borrow a place to sleep (Matthew 8:20).
Jesus borrowed Simon Peter’s boat and asked him to take Him a short distance off shore so that He could sit in the boat and teach the crowds (Luke 5:3). At yet another time, Jesus borrowed a boat to avoid being crushed by the crowds (Mark 3:9).
Jesus borrowed a coin, found in a fish, to pay His and Peter’s temple tax (Matthew 17:27).
Jesus borrowed five Barley loaves and two fish from a young boy to feed thousands (John 6:9).
As Jesus’ ministry on earth was coming to a close, He borrowed a colt to ride into Jerusalem (John 12:14). He borrowed a room for the last supper (Luke 22:10-11). He was crucified on a borrowed cross. He was buried in a borrowed grave (Matthew 27:33-61), and after rising from the dead, He appeared to His disciples in the borrowed Upper Room (Luke 24:36-49).
Jesus now sits at the right hand of His Father, but His work here on earth is not over. Jesus still has more He wants to borrow. He wants to borrow our hands to care for the poor and downtrodden. He wants to borrow our feet to travel to see those who are sick or in prison. He wants to borrow our ears to listen to a friend in need or an elderly person who lives alone and just needs someone to talk to. He wants to borrow our lips to proclaim His good news. He wants to borrow our bodies to be His temple on earth. He wants to borrow our hearts to bring us joy. He wants to borrow our minds to bring us peace and comfort. To sum this all up, Jesus wants nothing less than to borrow our lives.
Now it is time for us to make a decision. Will we say yes and answer His call, or will we instead tell Him there is no room in our inn?
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