“Come With Me”, 24JAN
My 3rd new Jesus plush doll looked like he was pointing in the squished plastic but now, fresh out of the package, this Jesus doll is extending his arm. It’s no trick. As this Jesus doll was packaged squished in such a unique way, I first thought Jesus was pointing the way as in “Let’s go”. Now, I think with this arm staying extended, it is just like Jesus commanding and beckoning to us: “Come with Me, I will show you the Way because I AM THE WAY”. Not go – but come!
God does not want to lose any of us and Jesus beckons us to live Godly lives thru the Spirit placed in us – both for the benefit of us and for the Kingdom. The path is narrow but surely it is not like walking a tightrope. Instead, the path is a net – cast by the greatest fisherman Jesus. And imagine trying to step up on and walk a tightrope, or even a net, oh tough! Oh, how much easier and stabilized we would be IF we were holding Jesus’s Hand the whole time. And with the Holy Spirit gift of guidance. That IS the Way, Jesus forever holding on to you.
Come with Me. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Thank You Jesus!
Jesus Comforts His Disciples
6 Jesus answered, “I am the WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
PS. Thinking of direction that Jesus gives, i saw an arrow on the sidewalk and then another… Reminded me that every once in a while I walk into a particular grocery story and I re-see that “FIRE” painted on the ground – and remember how that stilled me those many years ago – that FIRE is fuel now – not just fire in the soul to wake up and catch wood on fire, but now as Fire to move the living water thru like steam in a railroad engine… ah what a great analogy that just came out when typing that – this year the VBS theme is Rocky Mountain Railroad – I am so very excited about the railroad theme, my family has railroad blood… I already started trash picking things that look like railroad tracks…
“Let the King of my Heart be the Fire inside my veins!”