WHAT MUST IT BE LIKE TO BE YOU.....
All the great power you possess ~
The miracles you’ve performed ~
The position of authority you hold~
the ability to change hearts and minds, heal the sick,
turn water into wine, walk on water;
even raise yourself from the dead!
While you walked among us you conversed, taught, gave of yourself, worked, rested, ate and drank, laughed and cried, held the sick in your arms and touched and healed the leper!
YOU, this fearless, majestic, eternal savior...
chose to become more like us for a short time,
so that we might see that there is nothing about us that you do not know - you have felt it all...experienced it all...
from love, acceptance, respect, and kindness,
to heartache, blame, abuse and rejection...
Then you took it ALL....
All our self centered, flesh serving, rebellious acts
and paid the price for the sins you did NOT commit.
You were covered in filth as you carried the cross
to the place of your murder...WILLINGLY!
That cross was covered with your blood...
yet, in your darkest moment you cried out in compassion,
“Father forgive them for they know not what they do”.
Before your head dropped, you gasped “It IS Finished.”
Your lifeless body was then placed in the grave.
And because you are Lord,
You walked out of the guarded tomb and finally...
ascended to the Father’s right hand.
You returned to your position of authority!
YOU HAVE ALL POWER IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH!
You did all of this for the inhabitants of the world...to set us free and give us the choice to LIVE! And if I would have been the only inhabitant you still would have done it all---for me!
You promised me a place in all eternity with you. But why?
I don’t deserve it? And to this I hear you say...
that is the point, my dear princess...you have been forgiven...this is grace...this is why it is called a gift...take the gift and humble yourself before the Lord as you receive the birthright I bought for you.
Your life is worth the price I paid. You are loved!
As I shake my head in awe, I wonder....
What must it be like to be YOU....
"But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
”That whosoever believe in Him should not perish but have Eternal Life.”