Be - Sunday, January 13th 2013
"And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center."
It is painful to consider what Jesus went through for us and to think about what He endured on our behalf. The remarkable truth I keep coming back to time and time again is that it was His decision. He decided to endure these things... the suffering, the beatings and the crucifixion. It is convicting because I know how little in comparison it has taken to rattle my endurance at times. I have never been beaten for Jesus much less crucified.
It comes down to each and every one of us making a commitment to Jesus. How far will you follow Jesus? Until it gets inconvenient, uncomfortable, or what about when it becomes painful? Are you willing to follow Him all the way? Let us follow our Jesus, who is so worthy, all the way until the end. Until we hear the words "well done, good and faithful servant." God bless you as you follow Jesus.
Life Lesson: Make a commitment to follow Jesus.
You have called me to a disciple's life. I want to embrace that life and yet there are times when I look back. I am Your disciple. I will go where You lead me. Please help my faith. I pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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