Not So Common - January 20, 2016

The next time your life feels ordinary, take your cue from Christ!  Jesus’ obedience began in a small town carpentry shop. His uncommon approach to his common life groomed him for his uncommon call. In order for Jesus to change the world, he had to say good-bye to his world. 1 Peter 1:20 says, “God chose him for this purpose long before the world began.”

Every ounce of suffering had been scripted—it just fell to him to play the part. When you come up with a word for such love, give it to Christ. For the day he left Nazareth is the day he declared his devotion for you and me. But God, immense in mercy and with an incredible love—embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. Perhaps we’re not so common after all!

From Next Door Savior