Is it possible to keep Jesus in his Sunday morning box? Does he really need to slip into my Monday to Friday work week box? Can’t I keep my Friday night with the guys activity separate from my religious life? Does Jesus really need to go with me to the hockey game? Can’t he leave the room when I shout at the TV when my team gives up the go-ahead touchdown? Do I really need to include Jesus in my vacation plans? Can’t he be content with the Bible on the coffee table approach? Why can’t Jesus be satisfied with one hour a week? Do I really have to give him control of all of me? Isn’t one hour a week enough?
Each time I drive to our local library, I notice the sign on the Catholic School that reads, “Take God on vacation.” Why I understand the sentiment, I am puzzled by those who think it is possible to confine Jesus to only one area of life.
1 Corinthians 6:19–20 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Psalm 139:7–12 7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” 12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.