May we embrace our cross as closely as Jesus did His own.
That uncertainty of circumstances has to be combatted with the certainty of God’s sovereignty.
We people are like steam locomotives. Without a flame it is almost impossible to move us. Many of us have lost our flame. We have burnt out. We’ve worked hard, the fire dying bit by bit.
Too many mishaps, too many failures, too many times being wrong, and too many hopes dashed have left us feeling that God has abandoned us, or worse, God enjoys watching us suffer.
Ever feel afraid? Maybe like the people in Jerusalem, you have been bullied into submission.
They had both listened politely, but at the end, as I had expected, neither was moved and neither received Christ.