Following Jesus is not easy. He Himself said it would be full of trials and temptations. We sometimes get so focused on the challenges that we forget where He is leading us. When you are struggling along life’s path, remember that WE FOLLOW JESUS TO HEAVEN. This is why He died for your sins, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven. "I am going there to prepare a place for you," Jesus promised. (John 14:2)
A classic hymn reminds us of where we are headed as we follow Jesus through all of life’s difficulties:
Jesus, lead us on till our rest is won.
And although the way be cheerless,
We will follow, calm and fearless.
Guide us by Your hand to our fatherland.
When we seek relief from a long-felt grief,
When temptations come alluring,
Make us patient and enduring.
Show us that bright shore where we weep no more.
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Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Daniel is the Staff Minister at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, El Paso TX.