Yesterday was my last day at school. No, really. I know I’ve said that before, but this time I really mean it. The third and last week of preschool camp is finished, finito, Beendet, terminado, fini, afgewerkt, acabado, avsluttet, законченный. So in celebration I offer today’s verse.
Alright. So Jesus isn’t really telling me to rejoice and leap for joy because I’m through working. He’s actually telling his disciples to rejoice when they’re persecuted for His sake. Hey! I can make the stretch and say in all honesty I WAS persecuted for His sake.
There were eleven three-year-olds in my care for five days at a church-sponsored preschool camp. I was working for Jesus. And while I did enjoy these kids, there were times when I was definitely being persecuted. At least once a day. Ergo, I was being persecuted for Jesus’ sake!
And this, folks, is why I will never be a theologian.