Thursday, April 6, 2017

Lenten Devotionals - Mark 13:1-23


Three more chapters!!!

Another big one--and quite a bit happens in here, almost like a mini-Revelation. The end will be bad! There will be a false prophet! Destruction! Persecution! Baaaad. There's certainly been discussion of persecution, but I think this is the first real discussion of what things are going to be like later (specifically, post-Jesus, but they don't quite know that yet).

It's hard to be a Christian. It's hard to strive for perfection. It's hard to try and be like Jesus, and to figure out what that means. It's exhausting. That was never hidden. I didn't sign up for this life, not knowing what it was going to be like. The disciples knew. Jesus knew. I know.

I just have to persevere.

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