Jesus said to the Twelve, Will you also go away? [And do you desire to leave Me?] Simon Peter answered, Lord, to whom shall we go? You [alone] have the words (the message) of eternal life. John 6:67-68
We stare into the eyes of death now, but not for long. The enemy of death is satan who is in our world to kill, steal and destroy. John 10:10. He roars like a lion because even he knows his time to ravage the earth is short. As we hear and read of all the evil happening around the globe, don’t you feel the squeeze on time too? I am eager for Jesus to return, but I want to do my part to tell those around me of His great Love.
God is our Hero. He came to give abundant life, John 10:10. He loves us with an undying Love. He provides comfort in our tragedies. He fights the enemy for us, Deuteronomy 20:4. And most important of all He so loved that He gave His only Son, John 3:16. How fortunate we are that Jesus is our Creator, Friend, Lover, Forgiver of our sins, Attorney, Judge, Jury and King through all eternity.
Do we get that? We are about to experience heaven and we will serve King Jesus for all eternity. I can hardly imagine. But I can hardly wait! Just as Jesus posed the question to His disciples, “Will you also leave Me?”, He also poses to us the same question. How do we answer? If not Jesus, who do we turn to? Where would we go?
Even though times are tough and the tunnel of grief is long and dark, we are not traveling alone. And we can be sure we will come forth triumphant ~ because of Who He is. In answer to Jesus’ question, I wouldn’t leave Him either. How about you?