Consider a crowd at a sporting event, cheering on their team when they are winning, yet, become disillusioned when that start to lose. When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, the crowds hailed him as King of Israel, they cheered and proclaimed hosanna, but by the end of that week they had turned their back on him because it became difficult. 1
How many times, do we welcome Christ and proclaim our faith and love in him, until we find ourselves in a difficult situation and turn our eyes away from him? It may be human nature that causes us to do this. Maybe we are more comfortable with going with the flow rather than finding ourselves willing to stand up for Christ when others are calling for him to be crucified.
Jesus died for us that we may find our salvation from sin, he died for all weather the where devoted followers or ones who follow him only when they are able to be anonymous, following the actions of others.
This week, give some thought to how much to you love Jesus and are you willing to follow him regardless of how difficult of a path you are given.
Are you willing to follow Christ to the cross? Are you willing to serve others as He has served us? if we are willing to do this, then we are accepting our responsibility of spreading His love and peace to all the people of the world.
1. Our daily bread, May 31, 2013