Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you
Before the cock crows, you will have denied me three times.”
Read John 13:36-38
Questions – questions – we are always asked questions – and asking questions. Our parents question us – where are you going – where have you been? Our children question us – why – how come? Our colleagues ask us – when are you going to finish – what do you have left to do? We often have questions of our own – of our spouses, our children, our bosses, and our pastor.
But what about the questions we ask concerning our faith? What are the questions we have of God on our faith journey? Why did that happen God? How can I go on? Where should I go next – and what should I do?
During our journey through Lent, we will be looking at the questions Jesus asked his disciples – and, consequently, asks of us. What (who) are you looking for? Who do people say that I am? What do you want me to do for you? Why do you call me Lord, Lord, but not do what I command? Will you lay down your life for me? Do you also want to leave?
Ask you look at the questions in the previous paragraph, I invite you to take some time in prayer and meditation. If Jesus were to ask you those questions – how would you answer? Who would you say Jesus is? What would you ask Jesus to do for you? Are we willing, as we walk this journey to Gethsemane with Jesus, to lay our lives down for him? What would that mean?
Lent is the time in the church year for questions. It is a time to discover who Jesus is for us. It is a part of our faith journey on the road to discovering who we are as followers of Jesus the Christ. I invite you to join me and the members of St. Luke’s on this exciting trip to discover the possibilities for us and our faith.
God’s blessings of shalom!