You Can Always Say No

Jesus Christ did not have to go the way He did.
He chose to go to Jerusalem.
He chose to confront the Jews.
He chose to speak in the Temple.
He chose to give Judas permission to side with the Jews.
He allowed Himself to be arrested.
He permitted men to drive nails into His hands and feet.
He committed His Spirit into the hands of God.

Every step of the way He allowed — He could have called on twelve legions of angels.
He could have said “No” at any step along the way.
He prayed that the cup passed from Him, but in the end he said,

Not my will, but Yours be done.

We don’t have to chose the hard way —  that terrifies me.
Not my will be done Oh, Lord!

Fritz Berggren, PhD
November 2023

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