Bill Hybels, the Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Church in the US, tells the story of a friend who became stranded with one foot on the pier and one on the edge of a boat as it slowly moved away from its place of mooring and its inevitable wet ending.
It’s not possible to stand in more than one place at one time without there being unwanted consequences. A favourite hymn of recent days encourages us in this regard:
On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
It’s this conviction and choice that brings the peace and joy we so crave and the courage and confidence we need for our lives.
Jesus in our passage this morning (Luke 19:28-44) laments “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace…”
It prompts me to ask: Where are you today in your relationship with Him? Do you find your peace in trusting Him above all else in your life?
May you know His blessing this week.