Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jesus said...Where I am going you can not follow now

Good morning my sisters-

Tomorrow we will celebrate the greatest event in History, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Once upon a time there was a man, who was really God.  He came to be because man was fragile and willful.  Lambs were no longer enough, these people needed a Savior and so God sent His Son so that we might all be saved.

The women went to prepare the body and to their surprise the tomb was empty but that's not all, an angel was waiting for them.  Upon their arrival, they were told Jesus had risen.  Days before, Christ had shared with His disciples what was to happen, I doubt many believed.  And yet, the story is written. Over the last days, Jews all over the world have been celebrating passover.  They have been making strange foods, singing prayers to God and eating only Kosher meals.  They practice the rituals of long ago.  But for those of us that know Jesus, we should be meditating on what Jesus said.  He left pearls of wisdom right up to the day He died.

Over the last several posts, I realized that Jesus was speaking straight into my heart.  His words were penetrating and my days of reflection have often fallen on those very same words.  Do not judge incorrectly, listen to the prophets but don't be like them, love one another with all your heart, these are the words that were left for us to reflect on this week.  Peter wanted to know if He could follow where Jesus was going.  He eventually did but only after his mission on earth was done.

A picture is better than a thousand words.  so lat night my sister-in-law went to a service where the priest was washing the feet of twelve men.  I have to say the picture brings back many words Jesus stated before His death.  He came to serve and that's exactly what He did and now we are left to carry the cross on His behalf.  Easter is a great time to remind all of us of His words and the power they leave behind.

Please join me in prayer and ask Jesus to bring the lost to church this Sunday.  By faith, they will be  saved!

When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once. “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.” (John 13:31-36 NIV)

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