Kevin spoke from John 14:1-7 this morning, talking about the goal we have in life and the perseverance that is needed by all of us. Our goal is to be heaven-bound, for as Jesus told His disciples, He is going to prepare a place for us. Peter tells us that the goal of our faith is the salvation of our soulds (1 Pet 1:3-9), but as with anything in life (such as the cycling he does regularly), we need to persevere and not give up when the going gets tough.

Our salvation is so great and our God so majestic and merciful that we need to keep the end goal in sight always. We not only have a definite goal in life, but also a defined pathway. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Sometimes when cycling on the Trans-Pennine trail, signposts get moved and point in the wrong direction, which can lead us astray; in the same way, there is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death (Prov 14:12).

God knows the right way for us and is willing to take our burdens and loads. Ps 31:3-4 reminds us that God is our Rock and Fortress who can free us from the traps set for us; Ps 61:1-3 talks about ‘the Rock that is higher than I’. God hears our cry and is willing to shoulder our burdens; we need to call out to Him and understand that He will help us to reach destination’s end.
‘Lead Me to the Rock’, Compassionart