When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” Mark 3:21
Jesus came home. And he is out of his mind.
Instead of spending time with his family and relatives, he continued to do his work. Clean the unclean. Heal the sick. Teach the disciples. No wonder, even his family spent their time outside of the house.
They might have been longing to have time with him but how can they? The house was packed where the crowd gathered that it was impossible for them to take a bite. Maybe it should be a vacation turned into a vocation. Maybe it should be a family time converted into a ministry time. Maybe that’s why his relatives were quick, “He is out of his mind.”
He still is.
He loves us in spite of faltering in loving him. His faithfulness is constant even yours is not. His providence abounds in a recession deep economy. His guidance still directs despite you wander like sheep. His grace still available yet you don’t make time for him. His hand still reaching out when you keep your hands in your pockets. A God out of his mind. A God who is crazy, crazy for you.
You can be, too.
Love your enemies. Pray for the company to prosper after they laid you off. Speak well of the people who treated you badly. Be patient and teach your daughters to do this and to do that for the nth time. Volunteer your time to the inner city missions and squeeze it in your daily double job itinerary. Continue supporting a charity or a radio ministry even if you don’t have a steady income. Live a life pleasing to God not pleasing men. Sing for God even when people say you are out of tune. Be out of your mind for you are out of this world.
Praise him! For he is a God, who does wonders for us out of love, is out of his mind.