Posted by: Larry Hoekman | March 19, 2015

Words in Red – Amazing Love!

Day 1927: God’s great love!

Context:  Jesus was speaking only to His 12 disciples regarding what was going to happen to Him

Scripture:  “We are going up to Jerusalem,” He said, “and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and teachers of religious law.  They will condemn Him to death and hand Him over to the Romans, who will mock Him and spit on Him and scourge Him and kill Him, but after three days, He will rise again!”   Mark 10:33, 34

Thoughts/questions:  Looking back, had we known the future, many of us would have worked very hard to change some of the things that happened.  It is probably a blessing that we didn’t know our future. However, Jesus knew His, and His short-term future was not a good one.

Two things stand out:  1) Jesus knew every detail of His future.  He would have to endure being mocked and scorned.  He was to be spit upon – so humiliatingly gross.  He would be scourged – this is way over the top and maybe is why Jesus was speaking in the third person – too much to personalize at this time.  He would be killed – ‘amazing love, how can it be, that Thou, my God, would die for me.’  He KNEW ALL of this, and continued to pursue His destiny for me and for you!!!

2) He also knows the depths of my heart, and He loves me the same.  I would like to screen some of my thoughts, words, and actions from the knowledge of the Most Holy, but I can’t.  Yet He loves me still the same.  Incomprehensible!!!  Not deserved in any way, shape, or form!

Today would be a great day for all of us to reconfirm our love for Jesus, and recommit our entire lives to Him!!!  While we don’t deserve what He gives, He DOES deserve everything we can give Him!!!

Suggested Prayer:  Jesus, help me to comprehend Your amazing love more and more . . .


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