Sunday, February 19, 2012

Jesus is ~ Our Ultimate Example

~ What I love about Jesus: His Ultimate Example of Submission to His Father

~A verse about this: Christ “went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.... O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.” (Matthew 26:39,42)

~ How I have seen it in my own life:
In Christ's incarnation, I am amazed by the depths of submission Jesus Christ displayed through leaving His robes of glory (Colossians 1:15-19), entering humanity (Colossians 1:20), and then taking the full force of God's just wrath (1 John 4:10), to become the propitiation for our righteousness (Romans 3:25). What wondrous love and submission He showed toward His Father—giving to me a beautiful example to follow, by His redeeming grace. The submission of Christ gives me hope and strength as He leads me by the hand (“I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee” -Isaiah 42:6), through whatever trials or sacrifices the path holds (1 Peter 2:21)—He alone is sufficient for me. What a wonderful Savior we have been given in the Son of God! ~ Sarah