We went to a car wrecker and secured a lovely secondhand pioneer cd player and radio with a wiring harness attached for the grand total of twenty-five dollars and with mum arriving on the weekend we were set.
I brought mum's car into the garage and gave her instructions to not come into the garage and see what I was about to do to the dashboard/ heater area of her beloved Mazda. The YouTube clip at hand I proceeded to pull the dash apart and hook our fantastic stereo into mum’s car. Once all wired up, I checked it and it worked. Mum is now the happy owner of a car stereo that can blast her 60’s music while she drives.
In life, we are all students. We are all on a journey of learning and discovery. We can always learn some new things no matter our age or experience, there will always be something new to learn.
When we follow Jesus, we are following the ultimate teacher that has ever been. We are following the Son of God who came to teach us and show us who God really is and where His heart is really at with His beloved children and creation. Jesus also calls us to be disciples. Learners, students if you will. So, what are you studying?
If we call ourselves disciples, followers of Jesus, then our aim should be to begin to emulate Him, to become more like Him. Not just know what He knows but to also do what He does. Like the old Jewish prayer, ‘May the dust of your Rabbi fall upon you’, our prayer to be following Jesus that closely, that the dust from his feet settles on us.
There are multiple things to help you study, spend time with Jesus, but you can choose to become his Student whenever and wherever. As Jesus followers who have accepted Him into our hearts, we are guaranteed the Holy Spirit to be a help and aid to us. We can be anywhere at anytime and have the Holy Spirit as our teacher. God has ensured we have everything we need right now to be followers and disciples of Jesus.
Are you still a student of Jesus? Are you still hungry to learn?
Jesus gave us the amazing call to come and learn from Him (Matt 11:28). This was an amazing privilege to those twelve disciples He called. They had not been accepted to become disciples by the other Rabbi’s when they were younger. Here comes Jesus perhaps years after they had started learning the family trade and invites them to become His disciples. The opportunity to become a student of a Rabbi was a highly honoured position for families. The ordinary people, the workers, the one’s who didn’t reach the standard for the current Rabbi’s to become students, these were the guys Jesus chose to take on the mammoth challenge of taking the good news of God’s Kingdom breaking into the world to a hostile empire controlled world. Jesus chose the weak to shame the strong.
That same invitation is open to us today.
Jesus has many more amazing things to show you and teach you, so maybe set some time aside this week to be a listening student and study.