And Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”

Matthew 8:22 English Standard Version (ESV)

I remember a hilarious (to me) movie called Monty Python and the Holy Grail. In one part they were in a mid-evil times town gathering the dead from the plague and a guy was carrying an old man to put him on the cart having a discussion with the cart driver and the old man over his arms kept saying.. “I’m not dead…. I’m not dead… I’m feeling better…” it was a crazy skit and scene in the movie….


So, the point.. LOL…. There are many times we don’t feel good, don’t feel like it and just want to give in or give up. GUESS WHAT???……YOU’RE NOT DEAD!!!

Jesus told us in Matthew 8:22 to let the dead bury the dead.. that means like Eugene Peterson has translated:

Jesus refused. “First things first. Your business is life, not death. Follow me. Pursue life.” Matthew 8:22 The Message

This is where you just get up and go. I can’t tell you how many days I just don’t have it in me to go. I just feel depleted and sometimes defeated and just don’t want to. Sometimes I fail and fall victim to that thought process. Then there are times when I don’t and I realize that life is worth living and realize you can’t live it laying down!

Take a stand today, let the dead bury the dead!  You’re alive and have a life that is worth living. Pursue Christ. He IS life itself. He can empower, instruct and encourage you like nobody else.

I want to encourage you today to get out there! Do something. Make a mark today and let Jesus live through you and in everything you face or do, don’t ever forget:



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