The Road To Glory
Tuesday in the Seventh Week of Easter
Scriptural Readings: Acts 20:17-27; Psalm 68:10-11, 20-21; John 17:1-11a
My dear encountered couples:
Jesus speaks of glory. “Father, the hour has come! Give glory to your Son that your Son may give glory to you.” Jesus was about to be arrested, mistreated, and crucified. He prayed that his Father would get him through it and bring him to the glory of his resurrection. Though the entire life of Jesus was one to give him glory, his passion, death, and resurrection would be his crowning triumph.
Maybe we should think of that when we have trials facing us, when the worst seems to be coming down on us. It is quite true that whenever we do God’s will we are on our way up the road to glory. We are headed to heaven where praise and acclaim and applause will be ours forever. Anyone who does the will of God in this life will be glorified in the next. But it is perhaps the trial we face right now that is to be our greatest moment.
When you are facing something, when you find yourself in the midst of something very trying, oppressive, formidable, and frightening, treat it as the very most important thing that is to be your crowning glory. Treat it as your “hour” that has come to prove your worth. It is then that you must have faith in God as you’ve never had it before. It is then that you must remember that as his Father got Jesus through the worst time of his life, your heavenly Father will most certainly get you through yours.
Hang on to his hand, trust him, he is leading you through fire to the glory of heaven. “Father, the hour has come! Give glory to me so that I may give glory to you.”