The story behind the story in every season of our lives is our relationship with the Father. The circumstances present one thing, but the core narrative is unfolding within.
Father, if you are willing, take this cup … (Lk 22:42)
Father, forgive them … (Lk 23:34)
Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit … (Lk 23:46)
In the midst of false accusations, a threat to His life, belittlement from religious leaders, cruel words, betrayal from His friends, abandonment from the company of people He was doing life with, beatings, slashes, torment …
Jesus kept talking to the Father.
He was obedient to the Father's voice.
Even when no one else understood.
In my own life, I return this weekend to the Father. In the midst of my own waves of feeling misunderstood, accused, abandoned, disrespected, alone – I stop.
His wild and persistent belief that I am enough.
His validation of me -
of you -
Our bright opportunity to entangle ourselves on purpose in the Father's loving and supportive care. He is the champion in our lives who never for a moment transitions into disbelief and belittlement. He is always for us, inviting us to be with Him.
Come along, Friend.
Let's return to the Father.
The story behind the story.
Jesus and the Father.
With love on Easter,
Katie Luse is a speaker and writer who is passionate about navigating life with eyes on a hunt for beauty.