John 21:18

Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.

Insight: This passage comes from a conversation that Peter is having with Jesus. Peter had gone back to fishing with several other Disciples, and Jesus appears to them on the shore and feeds them. Shortly into his conversation with Peter, He makes the earlier statement. I believe that this is true for any follower of Jesus that is growing in their faith. I know that in my life, there have been many times when I said that I will not do something because I knew that it would take a lot out of me, but several years later, I was in the position where God had lead me to do exactly what I said that I would never do, and I've been blessed for it.

Prayer: Lord I pray that you keep these words deep in my heart, so that as I grow closer to you, I will remember that my life is yours to lead. Give me the strength and perseverance to accomplish the tasks that you have set before me, and bless me as I go about them.

Emily