Holding Back

“Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:37)

Christ tells his followers that they must lose their life to save it, and then asks this poignant question. Are we holding on to something that is keeping us from Him? If we wish to really come unto Christ then we must sacrifice out of our lives those things that are keeping us from progressing towards Him. They might be big things, they might be small, but one by one sacrifices are made until, we can, as Paul counseled, “present your bodies a living sacrifice” (Romans 12:1) and everything we have and everything we are has been placed on the altar.

12″ x 24″ oil on linen panel

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