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"Our Journey with Jesus"

July 9, 2003

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Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal Life.” (John 6:68)

When an 87-year-old Christian man died in St. Louis, Missouri, it was reported that he had not missed Sunday School and Bible class in 80 years. This implied that he attended these also during his vacation or holiday periods.

It may not be possible for all of us to attend instruction and worship in God’s house while away from home, but wherever we are, it is possible to continue in fellowship with Jesus, our dearest Friend. At a time when many people stopped following Him, our Lord turned to His disciples and asked, “Will you also go away?” Peter was the first to speak: “Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

While we travel, seek rest, or visit new places we Christians are always in the company of Jesus. He accompanies us, for He has promised, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). We can approach Him confidently in our prayers and in informal worship services we arrange ourselves. We can read His Word and be edified. As we move about we can take note of God’s beautiful creation, keeping in mind Saint Paul’s words, “All things were created by Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16). This too is worship.

Why do we want to journey with Jesus? There is no one else to whom we can go. He alone has “the words of eternal life” because He died on a cross to gain forgiveness, life, and salvation for us. That fact brings blessings to any journey!

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, we want to walk with You when we are at home and when we travel, for You alone can give us eternal life. Amen.

(Taken from “Our Journey with Jesus” (out of print), copyright 1976, International Lutheran Laymen’s League.)

Today's Bible Readings: 2 Kings 7-9    James 3

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