Holy Week – “I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the LORD, and my reward with my God.” And now the LORD says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, …. I am honored in the sight of the LORD, and my God has become my strength… Israel 49:1-7 Thank you God for perhaps we haven’t achieved all of our desired goals, but the foolish, the weak and the lowly are not counted out by this one journey. Instead, we are encouraged to continue in this spiritual season even as the physical season comes to an end. As our time remains in your hands we are guided out of darkness in to your light and we shall never labor in vain.
No doubt this spiritual journey is met with many physical challenges. When things are particularly tough I recall the divine nature of the Lord; the healing and comforting presence of my God. There is no one, not mother, father, sister or brother who can do what my God can do. At all times I consider God’s cost. Let us pray the strength for what we began in Christ we will also finish in Christ. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it (Luke 14:25-35)?