“His Disciples Came to Him”
It seems so simple and so basic but it is so very important: “his disciples came to him.”
What if they hadn’t? Then they would have missed the confounding and compelling words that Jesus was about to speak; they would have missed an experience of fellowship with him and of learning from him that could and no doubt did make a tremendous difference for them.
God, it seems odd to ask you to inspire us to come to Jesus; after all, if we are his disciples, shouldn’t we naturally want to come to him? Apparently, based on what we have shown so far in our lives, we do need such inspiration, so please give it to us.
God, help us to develop in our lives the discipline of continually coming to Jesus to fellowship with him, to learn from him and to submit to him. Help us to come to Jesus every moment of every day but also to seek and to set aside particular times of every day, of every week and of every year that we make a determined effort to come to him.
God, in your great grace you caused Jesus to come to us and in your great grace you allow us to come to him; cause us to praise you for your grace by taking advantage of the privileges and responsibilities that you in your grace have given us.
“And after he sat down, his disciples came to him” (Matthew 5:1b).