NO, I WON’T DO IT
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
John 10:10 KJV
Have your parents ever asked you to do something and you said “No, I won’t do it”? Have you asked your children to do something and they said “No, I won’t do it”? Has God asked you to do something and you said “No, I won’t do it”? What if Jesus had said to His Father “No, I won’t do it”?
Jesus said “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father” (John 10:17,18). Jesus didn’t have to die for us.
God didn’t say to His Son, “I’m kicking You out and don’t come home until You do what I told You to do”. Jesus chose to leave His Father, His home and all that He had to come to earth and die on the cross for our sins so we can be saved and live in Heaven with Him for all eternity.
I believe that God had a long talk with Jesus before He left on His mission just as parents talk to their children before they leave to go to college or live by themselves. I believe God said to Jesus while tears rolled down His face “I don’t want You to die on the cross, Son, but there’s no other way”.
No, God didn’t make Jesus go to the cross, Jesus chose to die for our sins. God doesn’t make us serve Jesus. How can we not serve Jesus and give Him our heart, our life and everything we have for what He has done for us? Are you serving Jesus?
Joanne LoweJune 13, 2018