There is no fear!
John 11 v 7-10
Then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.” 8 “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?” 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. 10 It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”
So Jesus who had escaped a stoning in Jerusalem and escaped to the other side of the Jordan River is now heading back there.
To say the disciples are somewhat concerned is an understatement.
But it wasn’t for Jesus though that is what they said. Not everything people say is what they mean!
They were afraid for their own association with Jesus. If he is going back there so are they and they would prefer the banks of the Jordan River than Jerusalem.
Here’s what Jesus says:
Walk in the day with the sun then there is no fear.
Walk during the night without the sun then there is fear.
Here’s the truth for those who are with Christ, there is no need to fear.
Whether that be corona virus or financial difficulties or fighting for your life in a hospital bed, there is no fear!
If they go to Jerusalem with Jesus (the sun) then there is nothing to fear.
If they go to Jerusalem without Jesus there is every reason to fear.
What is your Jerusalem?
There is so much fear for many reasons. This could be the gospel’s greatest opportunity.
Let’s take it!!