The Point of No Return
Friday, April 2
“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but
yours be done.” Luke 22:42
Sometimes a person can’t go back. I was driving in a blizzard on a
highway I didn’t know. All alone I could barely see the next car’s
taillight. I white-knuckled my way forward. This point of no return is
before Jesus. His whole life is pointing to the crucifixion. He must go
forward to the goal even when asking God to take it from him.
As we journey with Jesus, do we give up when it’s difficult to see the
goodness of God ahead? Do we white-knuckle our way through? As we
go with Jesus to the cross, we press ahead to the Resurrection off in the
distance. We may not be able to see it, but we have the promise.
Lord Christ, help us in this path of faith, especially when we want to quit,
Remind us that you are always leading us to resurrection joy. Amen.
Pastor Christine Emerson, St. John’s Lutheran Church