TEARS OF LOVE
“Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.”
John 19:32-34 KJV
When Jesus was beaten beyond recognition, tortured, cursed, mocked, spat on, ridiculed and rejected, it broke God’s heart and He cried. The tears God shed for His beloved Son were tears of love. Just as God cried for His Son, God also cries tears of love for us when we are hurting and brokenhearted.
God really loves us and He cares about us. He loves us so much He gave His beloved Son to die on the cross for us so we can have our sins forgiven and go to Heaven. Yes, God sheds tears of love for you and for me. What unconditional love flowed from the heart of God when He gave His Son to die for us.
We know how much God loves us but does He know how much we love Him? What are we doing for God to prove to Him we love Him? If we want to make God happy, we will serve His Son. Jesus left His Father, His home and all that He had to come to earth on the mission God gave Him. Again, what are we doing?
Heavenly Father, how it must hurt You and break Your heart when people reject Your Son. I pray for every person who has never opened their heart to Jesus. May today be the day they invite Jesus into their heart. Thank You for loving us and for sharing Jesus with us. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweJune 5, 2015