I hope you have spent some time today remembering the sacrifice that was made for each and every one from the beginning to the end. God sent his only son, Jesus, to this old earth to be beaten, tormented and finally hanged on a cross - bearing all our sins. He did that for you and me!!! I am humbled today as I think on these things. What a perfect and amazing LOVE!
We have been going through our Holy Week reading guide each day. What a week!! I have received fresh wisdom and learned so much. We serve a great and mighty God who yet has a servant's and most loving heart. Jesus didn't want to go to the cross, but knew he was sent to fulfill God's plan. The flesh is very weak. Thankfully, God sent the Holy Spirit to be our Comforter until the return of Christ. Because I am in Christ, He is in me. I could go on and on.
So far I have been most impressed by the prayer that Jesus prays in John 17. It says he looked to heaven and began praying. He prayed first for his disciples, but then he prays for those to come. I get chills just thinking about Jesus praying for me. It is found in verse 20-26:
"I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not know You, but I have know You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."
Have a blessed Good Friday!! Much love from our family to yours.