Jesus was in the midst of many but alone. He wanted everyone but everyone wanted only what He had to offer - not Him. Betrayed and estranged by the closest of His friends, He was always alone. Is our story any different? Jesus, moments before his crucifixion, foretold "For if this is what is done to green wood, what will be done when the wood is dry?". [Luke 23:31]. He also said " Then you will be handed over to be tortured and put to death; and you will be hated by all nations on account of my name." He continued " but anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved." We realize that people around us need us but as you and I we only have Jesus to depend on. When we are betrayed, estranged and are taken advantage of, we know He is there. We do struggle to fix our eyes firmly on Him, stand back up again and continue to climb the mountain that Jesus also tread shouldering the heavy cross. Who else can we go to? Where else will our solace come from?
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