A Planting of Faith Seeds for the Glory of the LORD
It isn’t finished, it’s just beginning…
“Standing near his cross were Jesus’ mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the follower he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the follower, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, the follower took her to live in his home.” (John 19:25–27, NCV)
Of all the people who lost at Jesus’ crucifixion Mary, his mother lost the most – she lost her son.
Lord God, Jesus’ mother’s loss was our gain! The pain of seeing her beloved son Jesus dying the way he did must have been humanly unbearable. Yet how much more is your pain for those who continue to sacrifice their precious lives to the gods of this world? How bearable is it, Lord?
The Lord – gave!
Jesus’ mother – gave!
Jesus himself – gave!
All for me therefore, let it be said of me – he gave!
“After this, Jesus knew that everything had been done. So that the Scripture would come true, he said, “I am thirsty.” There was a jar full of vinegar there, so the soldiers soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a branch of a hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ mouth. When Jesus tasted the vinegar, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and died.” (John 19:28–30, NCV)
Lord, to the world Jesus died – to John the writer Jesus simply gave up his spirit.
I see the world the same way. To some Jesus died – to others Jesus gave up his Spirit where in now resides in the hearts of those who believe in him.
The very last thing that Jesus did as a man was to taste sour wine. And he did it for me so the very last thing I will taste is the Sweetness of God’s Eternal Kingdom.
I am a Servant of the Most High God – and I would not have it any other way!
Believe it! Experience it!
Grace and PEACE!
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Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said.”
(John 20:19, NLT)
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