How sweet it is to spend time in the Bible.  But if it only lasts for that moment, what good is it?  Carry His words into your day and begin to be transformed by it.  That's my prayer for you, and for myself as we devote our lives to God. 

  • Where are you going?

    “Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God…” what did He do? He served. He taught by example. He fulfilled His purpose. That is what Jesus was doing in the scene of John 13:3 and following.

    Empowered with the knowledge, and guided by the Holy Spirit, Jesus did what He was meant to do. And that is the reason He could face anything. He knew what His purpose in coming to earth was, and He knew where He was going back to!

    Heaven seems elusive to us, doesn’t it? We can’t quite grasp the concept of it. We talk about streets of gold. Seeing loved ones again. Hoping our dog that died will meet us at the gate.

    But then there’s that throne, we’re not quite sure about standing before it and having books opened up.

    We have no idea what we will even do for all eternity, which is… long…forever long, and what does that even mean?

    But Jesus faced His pain and death the same way He did His living. With purpose. He knew the time was there and He got about the business of fulfilling His purpose. From our human perspective His end was near. But in reality, it was just a continuation, for He existed before the foundations of the world (John 1:1-3), came to earth for us (John 1:14, John 3:16), and was now returning to the Father in heaven.

    Jesus knew where He was going. The question for us is, do we?

    And if we do, shouldn’t it then effect how we live?

    Just asking for a Friend.