Following the Lord Jesus Christ is a great privilege and blessing, but it can't be done in our own strenght and wisdom. "Keep watch with Me," Jesus told James , John and Peter in the garden at Gethsemane while he prayed over His coming ordeal. Three times they fell asleep on the crucial night of their Lord's betrayal! "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak," He warned them. Later, on the day of Pentecost, after their Lord's betrayal and crucifixion, a hundred and twenty disciples (including the apostles) were waiting in a upper room when a noise like a rushing wind filled the house, flickering fires fell on their heads and they were suddenly powerfully transformed into dynamic, bold and victorious witnesses for Christ. We, too, need a power beyond our abilities to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. That power is available to us today, just as it was to the disciples of Jesus nearly 2,000 years ago.
Rev. Wanda Cookie, ULCM