Went into a small store the other day to buy a birthday card. On arriving at the front counter to pay for it there was no one there. But there was a small bell with a sign next to it that read “If you need to check out please ring the bell and I’ll come – I am multi-tasking”.
What a commentary on most people’s lives today-ours too. We hear it from couples all the time. There’s a lot going on in our lives and should be.
The thought that came to us was: The Lord told Mary and Joseph, as a boy, that He had to be about His Father’s business. Luke 2:49
He told His disciples (and us) to go and make disciples of all nations. Matthew 28:19
“…and sent them out two by two before His face, into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.” Luke 10:1
Could sound like busy multi-tasking!
But we need to remember Jesus also spent a lot of time with His Father in intimate dialogue.
“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” Mark 1:35
“And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.” Matthew 14:23
It’s difficult to find quiet and balance in our world today. Technology has been a great blessing to all of us in many ways and we thank the Lord for how we can all be connected and how we can connect with those we minister to, like never before. But our world has taken multi-tasking to a new level.
We can have a bluetooth device in our ears holding a conversation while we drive or shop, watch TV or do many chores. We have laptops, iPods, iPads, computer apps so numerous they are hard to tally and a cell phone that rarely leaves us.
We need to regularly unplug and quiet our souls like Jesus did.