Jesus Quarantined

One of the hardest parts of being quarantined is not being able to help Beth around the house and with the kids. From time to time I would hear something going on downstairs but, because I was stuck in my 12×12 room, I wasn’t able to intervene. It was hard on her because she had to handle everything but it was hard on me because I wanted to.

Which makes me wonder if this is how Jesus feels sometimes. Have we quarantined Jesus to certain parts of our lives? Is he listening from a distance wanting to help? Are we growing tired because we are trying to figure things out on our own?

This past Sunday we started a new sermon series called, “Wholehearted” which investigates the life of King Amaziah in 2 Chronicles 25. Verse 2 says, “He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord but not wholeheartedly.” Instead, he quarantined God to certain areas and then he tried to control the rest. Church, a divided heart never ends well.

However, we can overcome the times that we have quarantined Jesus. By faith we can submit ourselves fully to him and to his wholehearted love for us. By faith we can relinquish control and invite Jesus to be Lord of all that we are. Through his wholehearted love for us we can respond with a wholehearted love for him and those around us.

In Him,
Pastor Tim.