An annual school holiday a few days before Mary's birthday is a good time for us to have lunch and catch up at a leisurely pace. At her house the night before, we chatted about where and when. So far, so good.
Have you ever found yourself in the right place at the wrong time, Dear Reader? We live in an incredibly busy world, but sometimes digital calendars and phone alarms just aren't enough.
As a young adult, Jesus was definitely in the right place, but apparently it was the wrong time for Mary and Joseph.
41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival.42 When Jesus was twelve years old, they went to the festival as usual.43 When the festival was over, they went home, but Jesus stayed in Jerusalem. His parents did not know about it. 44 They traveled for a whole day thinking that Jesus was with them in the group. They began looking for him among their family and close friends, 45 but they did not find him. So they went back to Jerusalem to look for him there.
46 After three days they found him. Jesus was sitting in the Temple area with the religious teachers, listening and asking them questions.47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and wise answers.
Luke 2:41-47 ERV
Maybe you've discovered a tv ministry that speaks to your spirit. For some, God's voice is clearest among His "natural" wonders. Perhaps like me, you've been blessed in all those right places at right times.
Jesus taught in the temple, but He also preached from a boat. Anywhere and anytime people seek Jesus, it becomes hallowed ground.
When I did a search in BibleGateway for the word "come", it listed nearly 300 verses, just in the Gospels. People asking Jesus to come to their aid. Jesus telling people to come unto Him.
Dear Reader, I'm convinced that worship in the right place and right time, is anywhere and anytime we seek Jesus, even in a nail salon.
I wonder if the only criteria for worship are in one of our favorite Christmas hymns, "O come, let us adore Him..." What do you say, Dear Reader? Let's meet for worship at the corner of Come & Adore.