Monday, April 6, 2009
Amazing Love, how can it be?.....
You could ask this question to anyone out in the streets; Are you willing to die for me??
I bet if you ask this question, people will think that you are really insane or they might lol. There is no one in this world that is willing to die for you without any reason, and if they do, they might be hesitant.
I knew of a person who's willing and has died for me on the cross. He's Jesus! He took the toil because He loves me.
How much pain He has to endure before He died. Jesus was blameless yet there was the plot to kill Jesus. He was captured and was taken to face Pilate, the Jew's governer. Pilate asked whether Jesus is the King of Jews and He answered yes. This made the crowd enraged and in their anger, they decided to crucify Him.
He was severely flogged and beaten until every internal organs were damaged. He was screaming in pain, yet He endured. His head was placed by a crown of thorns plunging inton his skull and bleeding profusely, yer He endured. (Literally, at this time, His whole body was so badly injured}.
With every inch of strength He has, He was made to carry the cross on his back to Golgaltha, the place He was to crucify. The toil of the cross on His back and His injured body was certainly an impossible task for Jesue. But, with every strength He has, He carried the cross. Many times He fell. It was an anguished time for Him.
When reaching Golgotha, the Roman solders laid Him down on the cross. They took 6 inches of nails and drove these nails into his right and Left wrist and into both of his legs. He was screaming in pain. And when He was raised up on the cross, the the placing of the cross into the ground cause a great momentum that drove pain into His entire body. This resulting His bones disjointed and His diagfram caved in.
Every breath was painful. You just want to die. He uttered "Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do". He drew his last breath and died in the ninth hour.
Good Friday is a day when Jesus went to the cross and died all mankind and our sins. But take heart! Jesus did not die forever, on the third day He has risen!
I'm forgiven because You were forsaken
I'm accepted because You were condemned
I'm alive and well, Your spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again
Amazing love, how can that be
That You, my King should die for me?
Amazing love, I know it's true
It's my joy to honor You, in all I do to honor You
P/s I've accepted Jesus into my life many years back and I've no regrets. My life have changed and everyday I just cling on to His promises and guidance to live.