Urgent and Important

Have you ever met people who just have to talk? If they know something, they just have to tell you?

Take the other night, for instance. My wife woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me I was snoring. Now, that was useful information, but it wasn’t urgent. It could have waited until morning.

But sometimes my wife tells me things that are both useful and urgent. When I am driving the car, for instance, my wife is constantly saying things such as: “Stop at the red light.” “Don’t hit those parked cars.” “Watch out for the kid on the bike.” and “Don’t run over those people on the sidewalk.”

The story of Jesus is like that. It is useful, important, and urgent. Sometimes people get annoyed when we talk about Jesus, but that is only because they don’t know how useful, important, and urgent it is.

On Palm Sunday, when the crowds were proclaiming Jesus as the Messiah, the religious and political leaders told them to be quiet. But Jesus said that if the children were silent, the stones would cry out. The message is so important that it must be told, no matter what. That is how useful, important, and urgent it is.

About jrcoggins

James R. Coggins is a professional writer and editor based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. He wrote his first novel in high school, but, fortunately for his later reputation as a writer, it was never published. He briefly served as a Christian magazine editor (for just over 20 years). He has written everything from scholarly and encyclopedia articles to jokes in Reader’s Digest (the jokes paid better). His six and a half published books include four John Smyth murder mysteries and one other, stand-alone novel. In his spare time, he operates Mill Lake Books, a small publishing imprint. His website is www.coggins.ca
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