Friday, 22 May 2009

The Gurkhas and Mark 8v34-38

The Gurkha victory set me thinking: They were prepared to give their lives for Queen and country, but the government were reluctant to welcome them into our 'kingdom.'

By contrast Jesus promises his disciples: "Whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it" by having a place in his kingdom.

Jesus affirms what our government missed. That such allegiance and self sacrifice warrants such a reward.

The challenge to us, is to be that ready to loose our lives for Christ our King.