On The Road Again...

So much of what Jesus taught us and taught His disciples was taught ‘along the way’.  In the first part of this week’s text, they were on the road again…heading towards Jerusalem…heading towards the fulfillment of Jesus’ purpose which was was 'For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.’ - 1 Corinthians 5:21. 

Now, here is our text:

[32] And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, [33] saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. [34] And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.” (Mark 10:32-34 ESV)

A thought to ponder today is ‘Do we make the most of our ‘along the way’ and ‘on the road again time'?  Another thought is ‘Does busyness hinder our attitude and actions’?  

You see, Jesus was perfect and sinless but He still set the example here.  He was heading towards the cross yet took the time to teach and love along the way.  I often get so ‘focused’ that I don’t have time or room to give any part of myself to those around me.  It ishumbling to see this example from our Savior and know that it is an example for me to follow and not just an example for me to marvel at…!  

I am thankful that Jesus still teaches ‘along the way’.  As a former ‘road-tripper’, I am thankful that Jesus still teaches when we are ‘on the road again’…not just at church (although He does) and not just at my quiet place where I do devotions in the morning (although He does) but wherever we find ourself able to overcome the busyness and make ourselves available to be taught.  Are you available to Him today?