3 March, Wednesday — Our Heavenly GPS

Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent

Jer 18:18-20
Mt 20:17-28

“They will condemn him to death…”

Before I start off driving, I make it a habit to start the navigation app on my phone. Even if it is to a place I know very well, I always do that.

Why do I do that, you may ask? 

I have come to realise that over time, life happens, and the traffic is not as clear as I expect it to be. This strange habit of mine began when I happened to navigate my way home one day. I followed the route up to a point where I recognised the route home, and out of habit, began on my way. Strangely though, the app kept pointing me in a different direction. After ignoring it for about 10 minutes, I finally succumbed.

It turned out that there was a major accident, and I ended up arriving home at least half an hour earlier than I would have, had I gone my normal route. I certainly became dependent on my navigation app to avoid getting stuck in traffic!!

In the Gospel of today, our Lord Jesus knows about what He would be going through. He accurately prophesises how He would suffer and die. Yet, Jesus continued on His trip to Jerusalem. Had He been just a normal human being, surely He would have relied on this foresight to avoid certain death and suffering?

Through this, I am convinced that our lives extend beyond just our time on Earth. It is this eternal life that Jesus walks towards. I turn to my Lord as not only my Saviour, but my role model. Rather than using any human role models, I turn to Him to be my heavenly navigation app!

(Today’s OXYGEN by Paul Wee)

Prayer: Father God, we pray that we may always be guided by Your Son; to learn to be faithful followers as we make our way to your heavenly paradise!

Thanksgiving: Thank You, Lord, for being our role model!

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