HE IS STILL ALIVE
“And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
Matthew 28:5,6 KJV
Avis M. Christiansen wrote one of my favorite hymns “Blessed Redeemer”. The beautiful words about Jesus never fail to bring tears to my eyes. “Father forgive them!” thus did He pray, E’en while His lifeblood flowed fast away; Praying for sinners while in such woe No one but Jesus ever loved so.”
Jesus had been beaten beyond recognition, spat on, cursed, mocked, betrayed, rejected and hung on the cross to die and pay the penalty for our sins although He had never sinned. How true it is “No one but Jesus ever loved so”. Sometimes we act like He didn’t rise from the dead but He is still alive.
The next time you think nobody loves you or cares about you, remember the pain and anguish that Jesus suffered for you on the cross. When satan attacks you and he will attack you if you are serving Jesus, remember that satan is a liar and he will do everything he can do to discourage us from serving Jesus.
We must stay on the battlefield for Jesus and keep serving Him just as Jesus stayed on the cross and died for us. Think about it. Jesus had never sinned and yet He willingly walked that long lonely road to
to die for us. Not only did He stay on
the cross for us, He asked God to forgive us.
O how He loves us.
Heavenly Father You are a compassionate tender loving Father. Thank You for loving us so much You gave Your beloved Son to die for us. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweJune 30, 2018