It was William Wallace, made famous in our day through the epic movie ‘Braveheart’, who supposedly said ‘every man dies, but not every man truly lives’. Every Christ follower was created to live for a purpose so big that it’s not just worth living for, but ultimately worth dying for. That’s the only way to truly be alive… everything else is just existence!
It’s clear that this was the way Jesus lived his own life, and that he believed enough in his mission that he was willing to die for it. And in the crucifixion story, the bible shows how ancient prophecy was fulfilled at every step. In other words, even in the darkest moments when the mission called for Jesus to face death, God was firmly in control.
Lord, thanks for calling me to live for purpose and for the joy that has brought in my life. Help me to embrace the challenges that come with following Your path willingly, knowing that as long as I’m connected with You, You are firmly in control. Thanks too for what the crucifixion means – that God in the form of Jesus took on my sin in order to provide the only way possible for me to truly live. AMEN