Good morning all,
The word of the day is "bear.” We often see this word used by Christians when talking about following Christ. People in the New Testament knew that there was a cost involved with following Jesus. He was not popular in many circles and people knew that associating with him could be detrimental to their social status. For this reason Jesus made clear what it would take to follow him, on many occasions.
“Whoever does not bear his or her own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.”
My question is: what does it mean in your life in particular to bear a cross for Christ? God expects each of us to publicly state our affection for the Savior, not just in words but also in action. It is important for others to see why we follow Jesus. My prayer is that you take a moment to evaluate how you can witness to others this week. When you spend time with family and friends, think of specific ways that you can help them move closer to a life with Christ.
Praying for you,