Jesus had to go to the cross alone. But as the writer of Hebrews said, Jesus, "who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." Our gospel sacrifice for his sake will be worth it . . . now--and then.
Eric and Sara Channing have been willing to follow Jesus at all costs.
Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not fail to receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. Mark 10:29-30