Life is full of challenges. Every day it’s something new. You wake up late, can’t find your clothes, there’s “nothing” to eat, “nothing” to wear. Already late, you walk outside to the car to find several inches of ice caked on your windshield and you can’t find the “scraper”. Fantastic. Just a few everyday challenges that we all face. Maybe it’s something “deeper”, something “bigger”. A family member gets diagnosed with cancer, a friend passes away. We’re left wondering, “why me”, “why them”, “how could this happen”.
In Romans 5:12 Paul tells us that “just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned-“. Because Adam’s transgression the entirety of humanity was infected with and accountable for the sin in their hearts. So death entered the world, not just a spiritual death but also a physical death, pain, suffering and anguish. Even the mundane is hard. Genesis 3:19 “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.
We are called to follow Jesus in the good and in the bad, in times of blessing and in times of trial. We are not promised a house, a warm bed, a car or even a spouse but we were promised and have been given something far greater. The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
“I Will Follow” is a beautiful acknowledgement of the blessings and brokenness that life brings and following Jesus in the midst of blessing and trial and ending with the glorious hope that we have in Jesus, a sweet and eternal reward, paradise forever with our Savior.