It’s been a long, hard morning and the afternoon looks just as rough. Your legs hurt, your back is stiff, and your mind is screaming at you to quit. “Just give up; it’s not worth it.” You are tempted, but you think about what’s coming. A hot meal, a warm shower, a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed. And then… and then, an extended vacation at your favorite place on earth, your own little slice of heaven. Perhaps you can relate.
Life here can make us weary, make us feel like quitting. Sometimes, more so when we are following Jesus. It helps to look ahead to remember what’s coming.
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13)
Nobody knows exactly what the “grace that will be brought to you” will be like. But we can be sure of this: No matter what trials we have endured, what tragedy or heartache have been ours along the way, the journey will be more than worth it. So, if you have caught your breath, let’s get back to it. There’s a few more miles to go….