If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us,
embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son,
is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?
Jesus – what do you think of when you hear that name? A good teacher? – a revolutionary? – a prophet? – a great leader? Maybe what comes to mind is stories from Sunday School – the miracles He performed like feeding 5000 people with a few loaves of bread, or causing the lame to walk or the blind to see. Maybe you see Him as the compassionate man who loved people from all walks of life or the angry man who overturned the tables of the merchants at the temple. Maybe you see Him as the man who claimed to be the Son of God and got hung for that. And He was all of those things.
But do you see Him as a gift?
A gift from God sent to show us the way to satisfy the deepest longings of our heart.
A gift sent to show us the deepest longings of our Father God’s heart.
A priceless gift,
one we didn’t ask for,
one we didn’t know we needed,
one that has never been duplicated and is given to all.
What an amazing gift!
so beyond our wildest expectations,
so wonderfully thought out,
so amazingly incomprehensible.
Given to me.
Given to you.
Because our Father in heaven loves us!
Father, what an amazing gift You have blessed me with. Your precious Son, sent to show me the way to You, the way to peace and fulfillment and eternal life and love. Thank You for thinking so highly of me that You would send Him to me, as a gift I never deserved and couldn’t earn. Help me to treasure the gift of Your Son, help me to never take for granted what giving Him cost You. I ask in the saving name of Jesus. Amen.