In every path of our life may we glorify the LORD JESUS. I’m staggered this morning by the story which is the truest story we could ever read. I’m humbled by Jesus and Mary’s conversation when she sees him as Savior and not the gardener. All he says to her is her name.
Hear Jesus simply saying your same, dear and precious sibling in Christ. The more time and devotion you give to God the more He will reveal His tender love to you. Mary has been lifted for us to watch in the Gospel narratives as deeply and tenderly devoted to the following of Jesus. She is not religious so much as abandoned to Jesus. She views Him as her Messiah but also her LORD as well as her Friend and her Brother, even more intimately so than her brother Lazarus!
What also impacted me was Peter’s conversation with Jesus after the breakfast on the beach.
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.” – John 21:17-19
May we glorify Jesus in our repentance and faith as be confess our sins and turn to follow Jesus. May we glorify Jesus as He gives us His Spirit and we walk in a new reality of Him being our LORD and as He prepares us for seeing Him one day when we die or He returns. May we also glorify Him in how we die!
May Jesus find us faithful through to the day of our deaths, dear ones! Run hard into His love and demonstrating His love to this world until we see Him face-to-face in the not so distant future!
Enjoy this if you’d like. My apologies for it getting cut off near the end…
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