Our world has seen many great leaders. From men like King David to men like JFK and MLK, Jr., we have seen many great men. They lived for a period and lead well, but they passed on and history rolled on. Only one leader has established himself as an eternal leader: Jesus Christ.
Jesus’ example lives on not only in the words of a Bible. The words of David live on there too. But through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Jesus remains alive and present to each of us. This indwelling of the Holy Spirit allowed His followers to risk all as they moved out into the world to boldly proclaim this risen Son as the way, the truth, and the life. Only death could silence them and many made this choice.
For His followers today, we still experience the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The same Spirit leads and guides and nudges and whispers to us. It pushes us to live out our faith in the world as a living witness to what Jesus does in our own lives.
We too live with the warning – there may be a little suffering. Maybe it is a little harassment, maybe a little rejection. In all cases, God remains present. The Holy Spirit continues to intercede in heaven and to work within us. All to share our King with the world. All to prepare ourselves for seeing Him face to face. All this for a King!
Scripture reference: Mark 13: 5-8