It’s been a hard winter.
We can’t seem to get on top of the bills, and have run out of oil more than once. Our entire family was sick, at different times, for seven weeks. It got old. Fast.
But – it does not matter what trials we face, what burdens weigh us down. Because we have a Redeemer. A Savior who loved us so much that even knowing the horrific pain and suffering that would come still endured the beatings, the lashings, and the scourging. He went to the cross knowing full well that we didn’t deserve, and wouldn’t immediately appreciate, his sacrifice.
As we prepare and pray our way through Lent, let’s remember all of the blessings we have as a result of His sacrifice.
Armed with the perspective of His ultimate gift, all things seem a little less overwhelming, and a lot more peaceful. In fact– all of those things fade into the background, and what becomes more overwhelming is His love for us. The shock and recognition of our own unworthiness in stark contrast to His amazing, incomprehensible, and crazy love for us.
Don’t let another moment pass before laying it all on the line with Him. Renew your commitment to Him, even while you are sitting at your desk at work, or on your couch at home, or reading this on your phone in the waiting room of a doctor’s office.
Every single moment we have a choice to make.
Who are we going to serve?
Who are we going to follow?
Will we let our God, our Redeemer, prune us into His likeness? Will we accept the trials, and the hard things, and run to Him to weather the storm? Will we walk daily with Him, instead of trying to lead?
Meditate, sweet friends, on the beautiful lyrics and melody of “Jesus Messiah,” by Chris Tomlin, performed here by a brother and two sisters group called Daves Highway.
He became sin, who knew no sin, that we might become His righteousness. Jesus Messiah- Lord of all.
Thank you, Jesus.