Pastor Travis Norton

“Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour.” John 12:27

I’m always struck by the struggle Jesus has with going to the cross. He’s clearly feeling anxious about the path ahead, but is committed to it nonetheless. I’ve often wrongly believed that people who do the hard but right thing felt good about it. I’ve found myself feeling like a weak leader when I second guess the path or have mixed feelings about the hardship of walking the path. But then I see Jesus with great clarity walking towards his death. Although he is clear about what is required it doesn’t mean it isn’t hard on him emotionally or spiritually. His prayers and comments reveal a man who daily has to quiet his fears and anxiety and continue to do what He knows is right and required. We are called to hard paths in our Christian faith sometimes and we need not feel ashamed when we feel the stress and internal anxiety. Turn those over to God and then, like Jesus, continue to be obedient. No matter what

-Pastor Travis

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