Every encounter, every conversation, every activity, and every moment of rest in our Lord's earthly life was ordained by God, that all righteousness might be fulfilled and nothing left undone - "It is finished!" Jesus refused to be weighed down or distracted by things going on around Him. People would come and go, love Him or hate Him, bless Him or slander Him, fall at His feet or spit in His face, praise Him or plot against Him, follow Him or abandon Him, and it mattered not one bit. Not because He did not care, but because He cared so greatly; and that deep concern for man’s state caused Him to focus on the Atonement, and nothing else. The same must be true of all who draw near to Jesus today. Let us forget everything behind us, joyfully focus on Jesus, and follow closely wherever He leads.
Let's Pray - Dear Lord, help me to move forward in my walk with You. I am willing to let every relationship and activity fall to the wayside, so that I might pursue You with all my heart and mind. In Jesus, amen.