I am grateful to be a part of God’s eternal family. Sometimes it truly amazes me that the Creator of the universe continues to show such patience and kindness towards many people who mock, question, and even deny His existence.
Yes, I am humbled that God would look forward in time, and see a guy, like me, and send His only begotten son to deliver me from my sins.
Jesus took off immortality, and came in the flesh, to walk among men and women. He was hungry, like we are hungry. He was cold, like we get cold. People mocked and ridiculed Him, like we are mocked and ridiculed for our beliefs. He was abandoned and betrayed by friends, much like we find ourselves in sometimes. Bogus charges were levied against Him, in the same manner that many innocent people find themselves victims of injustice in today’s society. Yet, through all of this Jesus never retaliated in hate. When they nailed Him to the cross, He could have easily freed Himself, or called for an army of angels to come and deliver Him and slay His accusers, but Jesus knew that He was mankind’s only hope for redemption. The songwriter was correct in saying that, “It wasn’t the nails that held Him to the cross. It was love.”
As He ministered, Jesus cared for the less fortunate, astounded the rich and intellectual, motivated men, cherished children, defended women, showed compassion to the afflicted, and destroyed the works of the Evil One. Through all of this, He demonstrated the blueprint for righteous Christian living, and brought glory to His Father
Now, honestly, each of us must ask ourselves would we go through all of that on behalf of other people, especially knowing ahead of time that the majority of these people would reject us, and choose to go in a completely opposite direction?
He came unto His own, and His own received Him not, but with a certainty for each of us who place our trust in Him, Christ gives the right to be called heirs in His kingdom
Yes, I love Him, because He first loved me.