And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction,
The LORD clearly gives directions so that I would reach Him throughout His Holy Word. As the Crucifixion and the Resurrection have recently been my focus, the one and only desire I have is to be with Him obediently.
Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. John 19:25
I want to stand at the Cross as His mother did. She stood near to see her precious son beaten, nailed upon the Cross, bleeding, dying. She could not have been closer to Him at this time… body, mind, and soul. Her heart must have been beating with His.
I want to go to the tomb with Mary Magdalene, looking for Jesus. I want to run with her to the others.
Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. John 21:13
I want to be with those disciples fishing on the Sea of Tiberias. Even though nothing had been caught, Jesus, Whom I do not recognize, tells me to fish on the right side of the boat. I want to recognize Jesus and say, “It is the Lord.” I want to break the fast with Him.
And their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him. And He vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the Scriptures?” Luke 24:31-32
I want to walk on the road to Emmaus where Jesus joins me. He shares His Father’s Word.
And when He had said these things, as they were looking on, He was lifted up, and a cloud took Him out of their sight. Acts 1:9
I want to see Christ lifted up on a cloud, knowing that He will, one day, return for me in this same manner.
“For I am the LORD who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.” Leviticus 11:45
I believe. I want to grow in His grace, becoming holy as He is holy. I receive His grace moment by moment as I obey His commandments, following His Way, walking in it.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
I love You, my LORD. In Your Name, I pray. Amen