It sometimes takes something greater than love, a love that is different than what humanity can wrap it arms completely around. Life will forever have its challenges, its hills to climb and its deserted places where you feel almost exhausted by trials and broken times of despair. It is part of life’s journey. Yet no matter what you must deal with, live through, or overcome you are not alone if you want some real help.

It sometimes takes something greater than love, a love that is different than what humanity can wrap it arms completely around. Life will forever have its challenges, its hills to climb and its deserted places where you feel almost exhausted by trials and broken times of despair. It is part of life’s journey. Yet no matter what you must deal with, live through, or overcome you are not alone if you want some real help.
 Jesus spoke of a young man in Luke, chapter 18, who seemed to have it all, yet he came to Jesus and said, “How do I inherit eternal life?” Jesus knew the commandments and the young man said he did also. So all looked ok, but then Jesus said, “don’t hoard your earthly treasures, but distribute them to help others and you will have treasure in heaven”. And then Jesus said the same thing He would say to you, “Come follow Me”. In fact Jesus tells many through the first four books of the New Testament to follow Him, many times. Jesus is committed to His Father’s plans and His Father is committed to seeing that Jesus is able to complete the Father’s will.
When Jesus went to the cross, He was beaten, ridiculed and cursed not because of His sin but because of your sin and my sin. Jesus bled for you and me. He died a sinner’s death for you and me. But God His Father was committed to His Son all the way. So after the penalty was paid for your sins, for my sins, God brought Jesus back. He raised Him up and made Him Lord over all from now on.
God made the way to forgiveness, to eternal life, and to hope regardless of circumstances. Because Jesus was committed to His Father’s plan, the way was made able through Jesus to those who will be committed to follow Him through life.



Mark Taylor is president of KNEO Radio — 91.7 FM. He is available to speak at churches and events. Contact him at mtaylor@ kneo.org. Follow him on Twitter @kneo91.