Journey with Jesus provides a glimpse of the life of Christ as the disciples must have experienced His life and teachings. The emphasis remains on the truth that Jesus could do nothing on His own. Jesus sought direction and empowerment from God. We must live in that same humble, dependent relationship to experience the direction and power of God in our lives.
Here’s a brief sample from the text:
Yet even in the familiarity of Bible verses, we still find it difficult to love one another. Why is that? One of the reasons is because we do not want to pay the price. You see, love is always costly.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave … “ (emphasis mine). Gave what? What was the price of God’s love? His Son, Jesus. The cross was the price God paid because of His love for us.
We can ask ourselves the same question: What is the price of our love? Put your name in that verse, “For _____ so loved that he/she gave … “ Gave what? The price of love will differ in form for each one of us, but God will always bring us opportunities to display His love to others. But remember, the price will always be costly—it will always involve saying “no” to self in some way. It could be quietly suffering and not defending yourself. It could be going the extra mile and taking the slack when somebody else didn’t do the job. But whatever it is, God has brought these situations into your life to make you more like His Son, enabling you to display His love through your life.
–K. P. Yohannan, Journey with Jesus
K.P. Yohannan is my favorite author. His humility and practical theology provide inspiration and guidance in living out our faith in practical ways today. I highly recommend any of his books. Most of them are short and easy to read, understand, and apply to our lives.
K. P. Yohannan