He that endureth to the end, will be saved. – Matthew 10:22
Reading the list of teammates who are attending the reunion brings a big smile to my face. Names that had been put away for over forty years have come the forefront, nicknames I can’t explain in polite company are remembered, and stories leap out for telling and retelling. Unfortunately, the list contains a few who can’t attend in body, they will only be there in spirit and memories.
It brings to mind a question that haunts me and suspect haunts you — When a friend finds life unbearable, what is it that made him/her unable to persevere? Is it a want of strength? By no means in the people I’m thinking of, and I suspect you would say the same.
More likely it is a want of will. We all come to a time where we don’t think we have the strength to continue, but we always do – we have the strength of the holy spirit there for the asking. It is during these difficult times we need to remember to open up the chambers of our will to the divine. It is scary I assure you, for we are afraid of being wholly absorbed by God, but he tells us that if we sincerely set ourselves to the will of God, we will not lack for strength. It is the will that fails, not our strength. Set your will and God will do the rest. You will endure, you will be saved.