11/21/19

Our scripture this week is Luke 23:33-43.

There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the Jews. One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
Luke 23:38-39

The world is attempting to mock Jesus and in doing so, a sign with the truth is placed over His head. Jesus is King of the Jews and all creation. He knows exactly what He is doing, why He is doing it and who He will save through His sacrifice.

The world continues to mock Him, but Jesus still comes to save those who call on Him. In quiet ways we may never hear about and spectacular, unexplainable healing He is here with us every day. Like the plan God had for Him, our road may not be easy.

When things are at their worst, as when He suffered on the cross, mocked and rejected by “conventional wisdom”, Jesus will be there for us to help us see that God’s plan is more important than anything we could want. Jesus can show us how we are part of that eternal plan and how to be in that eternal home with Him. Call on Him and trust Him to guide you today!

Loving Lord, we often don’t understand where we are going in this life, as we try to do it alone. Show us the beauty of a relationship with God and our brothers and sisters, and how meaningful our lives can be. Amen.

Published by Pastor Doug

UMC pastor, Retired USAF, husband, father, grandfather

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