i know today is friday (well in moldova at least) and later on today i plan to write a post about the three year old we call addy grace. but while it is still thursday in the states, i thought i would post a scripture that hit me this morning.
Then Peter began to speak up. “We’ve given up everything to follow you,” he said. “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property…
Along with persecution.
And in the world to come that person will have eternal life.
i know following Christ is full of blessings. i know following Christ is peace and happiness and joy. i know Christ loves me and cares for me and will always be right here, taking care of me.
but don’t forget that there will be persecutions along the way. it doesn’t mean Jesus has forgotten about us. sometimes it means we are doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing! sin makes it impossible not to be persecuted as followers of Christ.
trials don’t always mean we are doing something wrong.
sometimes they mean we are doing everything right.