10443204_mLuke 12: 1-7 Ignatius of Antioch

When one bears witness to Christ, the Holy Spirit is the ultimate guarantor of freedom from harm.  This is not to say that being faithful to Jesus is without cost.  Many suffer for allegiance to God.  In spite of this suffering, the Spirit enriches and strengthens the disciple who leans in for the Lord.

Lord Jesus, you called me by name.  When I answered, I knew there was no guarantee of a pain free journey.  May your Spirit strengthen me, especially when I am weak.