Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made four parts, a part to every soldier and also the tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece. (John 19:23)
Whether it is after Sunday service, or for the soldiers after they had finished mailing Jesus to the cross, we often ignore Jesus and go about our business as if He were not there. What do we take from Jesus? We are called instead to be in a relationship with Him, knowing that He alone is able to bring us to where we need to be.
Lord, I want to take the best part from You, but without any obligation. It cannot be this way. Help me Lord Jesus to understand that You have not called me to take a few things and leave, but into an eternal relationship that is now and forever. Help me to grow in this relationship You have established that I may become a disciple of strength in faith and willing to do the Father’s will on earth.
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for suffering every indignity. Help me today to stay with You no matter what may come. Guide me in Your ways that I may live into the purposes You have in store for me, knowing that in You alone will I find all that I need. May I be Your servant this day, not taking, but giving to others what You have given me. Amen.