Daily Worship

Travelling the Way . . . Towards Jerusalem

Jock Stein February 16, 2016 0 0

Luke 13.31-35

Jesus’ sorrow for Jerusalem

31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, ‘Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.’

32 He replied, ‘Go and tell that fox, “I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.” 33 In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day – for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

34 ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 35 Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”

about the way Jesus did what the Father wanted him to do, and how he came to know what that ‘good and perfect will’ was.

Lord, there are times when the Christian journey scares me; the giants and bogles frighten me; the cost of obedience seems too high.
Help me to remember Jesus, to turn to Jesus, to cling to Jesus, to meditate on Jesus, to be amazed by Jesus . . . and to find that as I hold on to him, he has already put his arms round me.
Today I affirm, ‘God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord’.
I affirm Jesus, and I affirm every one of his followers who comes in that name.
Whether temples are popular or not, whether churches are full or empty, whether my way is easy or hard, whether my heart is warm or dry,
let me go through this day as a follower of Jesus, in his strength and for his honour, Amen.