“Get to Class”
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“Get to Class”

I am very proud of my wife.  On Tuesday morning one of her students failed to show up for class.  It was not just an ordinary class but one in which students had to cooperatively present a project.  We are very close now to the end of the semester and every class counts.  So she gave the students that were present a reading assignment and she took off for the dormitory.  Finding out at the desk which room belonged to her errant student she promptly went down the hall and knocked on the door, hard.  Inside she heard a sleepy voice say, “Come in.”  Need I even talk about the shock of that student.  God could not have startled her more.  The student actually got to the classroom before my wife got back.

Jesus said, “If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goes into the mountains, and seeks that which is gone astray?”   It’s all about care.  It’s saying to that student and the others, “You paid for your education and I am not going to let you throw it away.”   With Jesus it’s quite a bit more important.  Jesus says, “I paid for your salvation and I am not going to let you throw it away.”

God chases us.  Jonah tried to hide and that didn’t work and neither can we hide.  God just keeps after us.  Sometimes we do need a wake-up call.   We allow life to stupefy us into almost not hearing Him wooing us.  But if we will pause and listen His voice is there.  He might even be saying to us, “Get to class!”

Written by Roger Bothwell on November 26, 2010

Spring of Life Ministry, PO Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574