Anyone that’s friended me on Facebook or followed me on Twitter, knows that I’m a big Doctor Who fan. And I’m not going to go too deep into why I love the show, because we don’t have the time to explain everything. But, I really do enjoy it.
In this show, “The Doctor” doesn’t die, but when it’s time for a new actor to take the place of the old he “regenerates” or changes into the new character, while staying “The Doctor.” In the show, when the 10th doctor regenerated into the 11th, his last line was a famous one for Doctor Who fans (aka whovians). He said this – “I don’t want to go.”
But, go he must, for the show had to go on with a new actor. He had to go.
Sometimes in life, there are places that we don’t want to go. But, we must. There are places that are essential that we have to go to, even if it isn’t our desire or our “want” to. But, go we must. Listen to what happens today in Matthew 16:23-24:
But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
Jesus tells us where we must go. To the cross. Not just to His cross of our forgiveness of our sins, but our cross of dying to ourselves. Dying to what we want to do, dying to our desires. Dying to us.
And living to Him. Living for Him. Living in Him.
We may not want to go. But when we go, we find His life. For when we die to ourselves, and live for Him, we find life. Life eternal. Life everlasting. Life now.
We find life in Him. Today, may we go to the cross. And may we find His life.
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