This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. – John 3:16 (MSG)
Before Jesus began His ministry, He spent forty days alone in the wilderness, praying and fasting – perhaps for guidance, maybe for strength – definitely contemplating His destiny and its final destination on earth. Thanks to God’s plan, we too have a destiny and a final destination. Thanks to Jesus, it is not the lonely road to death and darkness as we deserve, but the way of peace that leads to eternal life with Him.
As I take this journey of renewal with You, help me examine myself and discover how to be more like You day by day.
-Sue Breland, Journey Through the Cross: Meditations for Lent ©