In today's text, Jesus is interrupted as he travels from one point to the other. In the end, however, it seems that this interruption was at the heart of the entire text. Sometimes we too are overly focused on the reaching the end of our journey. We are preoccupied with questions about what will happen when we arrive there. Those questions are important, but we ought not to be so focused on such things that we fail to seek a holy encounter along the way. Such encounters make us new and grant us assurance that we are made whole and counted among God's people. Such encounters remind us that the end of the journey will be just fine, but Lord has accompanied us the entire time.
February 15, 2020