I sat in church as communion was passed, holding my cracker, and pondering with awe what Jesus did on the Cross.
The words from the song echoed in my heart, "Amazing Love! How can it be, that You my God would die for me?"
"Jesus, You died so I could be in a relationship with You." I prayed to Him. My eyes filled with tears of grateful wonder.
"I love You, Jesus."
The pianist was playing a song that my heart responded in prayer with, "Lover of my soul, I want to live for You."
My heart knew that He was calling me to go live in the reality of His work on the Cross and deep love, and to live from that love.
The love of Jesus in the Cross changes everything.
The Cross is the turning point in history, your eternal destiny, and our moment by moment life.
If you have trusted in Jesus and His work on the Cross for you:
The blood of Jesus has washed away your sin.
The Father's wrath over sin has been completely satisfied by the death of Jesus on your behalf.
You have been brought to God as His beloved child in Jesus.
For now and eternity you can worship Him and live in fellowship with Him.
He will continue to pour out His love and grace to live for Him, walk with you, and will draw you near every day until you step into eternity with Him.
What amazing love!
"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)
"...Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him." (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10)
"We love because he first loved us." (1 John 4:19)
"Let all that you do be done in love." (1 Corinthians 16:4)
Soak in His amazing love in the Cross today, friend - for the first time, or afresh.
Let this love inspire the deepest love for Jesus in response, and compel you to go and live for Him from all that He is for you in this amazing love!
How could such a love as this have anything less than all that we are?
"Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all!"
"For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised." (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)