As I contemplate the life of Jesus, my eternal role model, I am struck by the profound significance of his mission and the serenity with which he approached it. He would often be en route to an important task when someone would halt him with a pressing need, and without hesitation, Jesus would attend to them. There was an understanding within him about the value of slowing down, being unruffled, and embracing interruptions. As the scripture declares, “those who believe shall not make haste.”
This composed, unhurried lifestyle gains deeper significance when we reflect on the social experiment conducted by The Washington Post. Renowned violinist Joshua Bell was invited to perform in the bustling Washington D.C. metro station during the morning rush hour. With a $3.5 million violin in hand, he graced the station with some of the most exquisite compositions known to man. Despite his virtuosity and the captivating melody resonating through the station, the majority of the passersby simply carried on, unaware of the musical genius in their midst. This experience offers various insightful lessons, yet one stands out prominently in my heart today – the danger of missing out on treasures when consumed by haste.
If we desire not to overlook the precious gifts that God presents to us each day, it is imperative that we cultivate a spirit of tranquility and attentiveness to the moments unfolding around us. Remaining steadfast in our mission doesn’t mean neglecting the priceless jewels that God embellishes our daily lives with.