It is amazing how selfish we can be sometimes. A line of traffic on a busy street. We’ve been waiting for what seems like forever at a traffic light. Out of the corner of our eye, we see a car trying to pull out of a parking lot, the driver desperately looking for an opening. We avert our eyes and grip the steering wheel, determined not to give an inch. Someone else can make that sacrifice. Selfish, our selfish nature makes it very difficult to understand the great sacrifice Christ made for us. When we were useless sinners, when we were absolutely powerless, He chose to die for us. Sinners….who hated God, who delighted in the very things God hates. He died for us. It’s hard to get our selfish brains wrapped around that notion. We were on the verge of perishing and He gave Himself away to save us. Who does that? What a great friend Christ is to us! That He would lay down His life to save such selfish, sinful beings.That is what is most amazing about His sacrifice. If we had all been good, righteous people–then perhaps it is understandable that He would be willing to die for us. But we were ungodly. And He STILL died for us. The depth of His love was such that, even in our sin, He loved us and died for us. He took our sin upon Himself. He knew about everything we ever did or ever would do. It didn’t matter. He did it anyway. His unwavering love for us sent him to the cross.
And we pray:
LORD God, as I consider what Your Essence has done and are doing for me, I am thankful/grateful/I am on bended knee before Your Essence. You are The Beginning of ALL, at Your Word it all is. Words fail me; listen to my heart as I realize how beyond AWESOME You are!!! Indescribable, Holy, Perfect in EVERY way, Amen. Before Your Essence, there was no other. Time, You Created! Man’s ‘time’ is a given Father. You are inexplicable, marvelous, too AMAZING to behold. In your Presence, brighter than the Sun You Created, ALL is at awe.
My hearts desire is to worship and serve You for always. I have been blessed to start my search for Your Essence now. The Sun shines, You Created the Sun. I live – ALL life is from You. Create in me a new heart and renew a right spirit within me. Speak to me LORD, lead me, guide me; use me to do Your Will I pray asking in The Name of Jesus, The Name that is above EVERY name, Amen