A Little Further – by Eliezer Gonzalez
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- Dr Eliezer Gonzalez
Feb 24, 2016 1854
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground… – Matthew 26:39, NIV
Our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane is described as “going a little further.” From there he went a little further again and went to Calvary. Our Lord went a little further, and traversed death and rose from the grave victorious. It is because our Lord went “a little further” that you and I have salvation today.
All his life Jesus had gone a little further for the abandoned, the downtrodden, and the lost. But now, from the garden, the Lord Jesus is about to go where no one else had ever gone, and where no one else could ever go. You are not called to go where Jesus went, or to do what he did. He has already done it. Your salvation is assured if you trust in his finished work.
But the Lord always invites his followers to “go a little further” also. There will never be a point where we can sit down and think that we have done enough for the Lord. He calls us to grow continually, to “go a little further,” beyond what we may have considered normal, safe, or even appropriate. He calls us to give more, surrender more, and love more.
All those who call themselves followers of Christ will be compelled to follow their Lord.
Jesus went all the way for you. How far are you willing to go for him?
– Eliezer Gonzalez