My friends, I don’t know about you, in my own life, I often reflect and wonder why Christ chose to go to the cross for someone totally undeserving as me and why He loves us so much that while we were still sinners, He died for us (Romans 5:8).
What also perplexes me is that He did not have to go to that cross – He chose to. The answer is evident in the simple message of the gospel in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”.
This week, as we look toward another Easter, we should be compelled by the choice that led Jesus to pay for the debt we owe on the cross and hence:
- Believe Jesus is the way, the truth and the life –– This requires us moving past reason and seeing solution to our need of a Savior by faith.
- Acknowledge that Jesus walked the path of suffering so that we can be declared Not Guilty! – This means, we take ownership of our sins, confess, repent and put the world behind us and the cross before us daily in prayer, devotion, praise and thanksgiving to God.
- Put our faith into action – By sharing our testimony of how God delivered us from a life of hopelessness to hope of eternity with Him.
- Retain an eternal perspective – Through our thoughts, words and deeds.
Christ follower let the love of Christ toward you compel you into a daily personal relationship with Him. If you are currently not a Christ follower, the message is simple – Jesus loves you – come!
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
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