At Easter HE held his course
Acts 27:7 “We made slow headway for many days and had difficulty arriving off Cnidus. When the wind did not allow us to hold our course, we sailed to the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone.”
There’s only been one man who has been able to hold his course.
For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)
Jesus held his course to the end.
When the church to be had fallen asleep, Jesus was awake and said “Rise let’s go”, he held his course (Matthew 26:45-46).
When Judas kissed him out of love and respect, Jesus said “do it”, he held his course (Matthew 26:50).
When the disciples wanted to stand up for justice, Jesus said “Put you sword away!”, he held his course (John 18:10-11).
When encouraged to defend himself to Pilate regarding the many accusations, he didn’t speak, he held his course (Mark 15:4-5).
When women who followed Jesus to the cross were wailing, Jesus said “do not weep for me”, he held his course (Luke 23:27-28).
When the crowd wanted Jesus to come down from the cross, he didn’t, he held his course (Mark 15: 32).
When darkness came, Jesus thought of and quoted the Scriptures, he held his course (Mathew 27:46).
When Jesus saw John and his mother at the foot of the cross, he said, “Dear woman, here is your son” and to John “here is your mother, he held his course (John 19: 26-27).
When the sun stopped shining, Jesus said “Father”, he held his course (Luke 23:45-46).
Jesus said “It is finished” (John 19:30)
He had held his course for you and me who often find ourselves unable to do so.