Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Holy Tuesday...Not so fast!

"Jesus answered, 'Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, though you will follow later.'"
John 13:36
Jesus is being so mysterious here and we can just sense how desperate Peter is when he says, "Master, why can I not follow you now?" (v. 37) Peter and the others had followed Jesus for three years and had given up their previous lives to do so.  Now, why was Jesus saying this stuff about leaving them?  We can understand Peter's angst.  Do we share it?  Do we desperately cling to Jesus in our work-a-day lives?  Sometimes it's hard to even think about Jesus as we go about our daily routines, isn't it?  This is Holy Week and yet, the rest of the world carries on business as usual.  I even heard on my favorite Christian radio station, the announcer call this week "Easter Week."  Not so fast, I said to the radio!  We have to walk this very difficult road first. We must have Holy Week before we have Easter Week.  Today, let's think throughout our day, about Jesus and Peter and the desperation of losing someone so critical in our lives...someone we love so dearly.  We have the gift of knowing how the story ends, but Jesus' followers did not.  Tuesday of Holy Week...let us walk with Jesus.  Love, heidi

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