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You Too, Are a Chosen One

01-24-2021We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 46, No. 1

A new adventure can seem exciting and rewarding. But once it begins it can prove to be difficult and scary. Jonah appears to be enthusiastic and successful prophet in today’s reading. But this is because we skipped past the first two chapters of the book. Jonah initially fled from the challenge of confronting Nineveh and ended up in the belly of a whale. Only after his rescue did he cooperate. It is difficult to imagine anyone responding more quickly and dramatically to Jesus than the first four disciples, leaving family and work behind to follow him. But Simon Peter’s enthusiasm dimmed later. He panicked when Jesus said he would suffer and be put to death (“Get behind me, Satan”) and panicked again when Jesus was condemned to death, denying him three times. Meanwhile, James and John demanded to sit next to the risen Lord in glory. On the night Jesus was arrested, Peter, James, and John fell asleep in Gethesemane after being asked to keep watch. Still, they are the ones on whom the Lord chose to rely. They are flawed human beings, as are we all. Paul warns the Corinthians that “the time is running out” (7:29). May this urgency drive our commitment.

Can you be relied on to carry out Jesus’ mission? What holds you back?

Tú También, eres Uno de los Elegidos

Una nueva Aventura puede parecer emocionante y gratificante. Pero una vez que comienza puede resultar difícil y aterrador. Jonás parece ser un profeta entusiasta y exitoso en la lectura de hoy. Pero esto se debe a que pasamos por alto los dos primeros capítulos del libro. Jonás inicialmente huyó del desafío de enfrentarse a Nínive y terminó en el vientre de una ballena. Sólo después de su rescate sí cooperó. Es difícil imaginar a alguien respondiendo más rápida y dramáticamente a Jesús que los primeros cuatro discípulos, dejando atrás a la familia y el trabajo para seguirlo. Pero el entusiasmo de Simón Pedro se atenuó más tarde. Entró en pánico cuando Jesús dijo que sufriría y sería condenado a muerte (“Quítate de delante de mí, Satanás”) y volvió a entrar en pánico cuando Jesús fue condenado a muerte, negándolo tres veces. Mientras tanto, Santiago y Juan exigieron sentarse junto al Señor resucitado en gloria. La noche que arrestaron a Jesús, Pedro, Santiago y Juan se durmieron en Gethesemaní después de que se les pidiera que vigilaran. Aun así, son ellos en quienes el Señor optó por confiar. Son seres humanos imperfectos, como todos nosotros. Pablo advierte a los corintios que “la vida es corta” (7:29). Que esta urgencia impulse nuestro compromiso.

¿Se puede confiar en ti para llevar a cabo la misión de Jesús? ¿Qué te detiene?

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