Re:Verse reading–John 2:1-22 (day three) 

“Why do you involve me?”

Sometimes Jesus’s questions sound like he’s annoyed: “Who made me an arbiter between you and your brother?” or “Why are you afraid, you of little faith?” or “Why do you involve me?”  Well, is he irritated?  Maybe.  I mean, come on.  He’s not going to pretend to cherish every request that rolls off your brain.  Any displeasure with us isn’t born of pettiness, though.  What gives him concern is that we often ask for things as a shortcut for growing: I don’t want to do the hard work of finding peace with my brother, or I want somebody to tame the universe for me instead of learning to live confidently in it, or I’ve taken on responsibility for others’ happiness.  Make requests, absolutely.  But know that every response will call you to learn Jesus’s kind of life.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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