Let’s take a walk down memory lane and reflect on the One Who saved us. Let’s remember how we all got here.
Who is this One Who we serve so diligently? Who is this One Who wins each heart? Jesus. Sweet Jesus. Oh, how I love Him.
How did we find Him? He drew us…
No one can come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me draws him, and I will raise Him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: They will all be taught by God. Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to Me. No one has seen the Father except the One Who is from God; only He has seen the Father. I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:44-51
If we are part of God’s family, it’s because He’s drawn us. He chose us. Isn’t that wonderful?!
Not only does God call us, but Jesus walked the earth and served…giving His life as ransom for many. It’s the greatest act of humility we’ve ever seen. It’s unreal to even believe. It’s so much more wonderful than we can comprehend.
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:42-45
He came to earth to serve, not be served. Isn’t it wonderful?!
Who is this Jesus? How is it possible that One Who was in heaven agreed to come to earth?
Therefore, God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
He knew the reward for His sacrifice would be so much greater than the struggle. So much greater than His pain. It’s hard to believe, but for the sake of the world He did it all. For the joy set before Him.
Isn’t He wonderful?!
Set your heart to praise Him today. Be full of gratitude for all He’s done. No matter what your circumstances may be this very moment, let gratitude be your response to life. From a cup that is overflowing, face this day. Rejoice! Rejoice and be glad, for the Lord is good to you.