I did a little thing. Something I haven’t done before.

I prepared a short Bible study for an online get-together. It went fairly well, so later, I recorded myself for you all. Instead of a written post, this week, I give you my first vlog!

It’s based on an old blog post, Fight, Flight, or Follow, updated for our current pandemic situation, and it comes primarily out of Mark 14:43-52, but I also pulled in the other gospel accounts of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:47-56, Luke 22:47-53, John 18:1-14).

So go with me, back to the Garden of Gethsemane just as Jesus finishes praying and sees the crowd coming for Him.

Sometimes God leads us to fight, and sometimes He leads us to flee, but don’t forget there’s another option. Sometimes He leads us to walk into the trial, the suffering, or the difficulty…to let it happen and be completely present in the moment, knowing He will be present with us there.

It’s instinct to fight or flee when faced with a crisis, but those indwelt by the Holy Spirit have a 3rd option. Sometimes God leads us to follow Him into the trouble. Because my #reaction is #NotAboutMe, via @Carole_Sparks. (click to tweet)

Most importantly: into what situations has God drawn you to follow Him during this time of social isolation? What God-glorifying story can you tell because of His presence through these days? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Less importantly: What did you think of my video debut? I promise I’m better in person, where I can walk around and gesture as much as I want.



2 thoughts on “Fight and Flight Aren’t the Only Choices

  1. Never took notice of the mention of the naked guy following Jesus who fled when he was seized!! Funny. Weird. Interesting. I love that we can walk in complete trust as a third and often superior response to difficulty. Keep up the You Tube videos. Love that!

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