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46And Jesus called out with a loud voice,“Father, into Your hands I entrust My spirit.” Saying this, He breathed His last. Luke 23:46

Futuring

These final words from Jesus’ lips could seem like the end on a life but they were really just the segway for the future. In these words there is trust, hope, confidence, and belief as Jesus surrenders Himself to the Father. Once again Jesus is our prime example, even in death. This phrase reveals to me Jesus’ reliance upon His Father. In the same way God wants us to trust Him as He holds the future, life and death, in His hands.

In God I Trust

It’s one thing to trust God when we are dying, hoping and desiring the afterlife to be real and all God has said but it’s quite another to trust God with the here and now…the present future of all we can see or perhaps fear. As Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane He prayed those ever faithful words: “not my will, but your will be done.” As Jesus says these last words He sets the example that we all need to follow: whether in life or death, trust God with your everything.

Questions for reflection

Who are you trusting in for death? For life?

Is it easier for you to trust God with eternity or the present?

Why do you find it hard to trust God with certain aspects of life?

Have you ever surrendered your will completely to God?

What thing(s) is hard for you to trust God with completely?

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