So today's teaching was really cool. I was in a bit of a mood before the afternoon class and just.. I don't know. Unhappy, I guess. Class changed that, though.
Kyle taught about following Jesus. We watched a video and this guy was giving us Jewish background. He talked about all the steps Jewish boys went through and how it was the best of the best which got to be disciples to a Rabbi and then Rabbis themselves. The others would be apprentices or learn their fathers trades or something.
Jesus was a Rabbi. In Matt 4:18-22 he finds himself disciples. He doesn't choose those who are in school, but he chooses fishermen. He chose the rejects. Why did he chose them? The same reason any Rabbi would chose a young man to be his disciple; he believed that they could learn his yoke (teachings and beliefs) and ultimately live like him. One of the things that the guy said was this: May you be covered in the dust of your Rabbi. Meaning that you follow so closely to him that the dust from his walking has coated you.
I don't know about you, but I would love it to be said of me that I walk so closely to my God that I'm coated in the dust from His feet. Personally, I think that's cool. But what got me the most is that Jesus believes in me. He chose me and if He chose me, then of course He believes in me. Like.. WHOA! That blows my mind.