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You are LOVED by God. There is nothing you can do, or can't do to make him love you more or less. He loves you because he loves you. Because you are His child.

More then your past
Worth it
A treasure
You matter.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Amazing love is right.

"Amazing love, how can it be, that you MY KING would die for ME?"

Every time I hear this song I wonder that same thing, how CAN it be?? I know in my heart the answer is, love. Not the word love that we throw around so carelessly when we say we love chocolate, but real Agape love. Here's the definition for Agape love~ Divine, unconditional, self sacrificing, active, volitional, and thoughtful love.

To me it's also, unmerited, undeserving love.
Think about it. Think about someone who hurt you badly, or continues to hurt you on a daily basis, would you die for that person?
That is what Jesus did for us. He died for us, while we were IN our sin and continue to sin. He didn't say when you become perfect and sinless you can go to heaven, no, he sacrificed his life for you, as a sinner.

Did you know that Jesus was very distraught about what he was going to go through? He was well aware that he was going to suffer, be beaten, whipped and nailed to a cross and left to die.

He had the last supper with his disciples and told them to eat and drink of the bread and wine as though it was his own body, to remember him by that. That is why we do communion today.
Before his betrayers were going to come and get him, he went to the garden to pray, and he actually asked his father that he not have to go through with it. He didn't want to suffer and die, do you blame him? But he said, whatever his father wanted was what he would do.

Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done. Luke 22:42

Here's another verse from Mark where he uses the word " Abba" which means daddy.

"Abba, Father, " "he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what YOU will"

Breaks my heart when I read that passage. He's crying out, " Daddy, please don't make me go through this"

He not only prayed to have the cup taken from him, but afterward was in such agony he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was blood.

And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:44

Have you ever been so scared and nervous about something that you actually sweat blood?

How can you not have thankfulness and love in your heart when you read how much he suffered? Not only physical suffering but mental suffering as well. Makes me want to fall on my knees and praise him.

Amazing love. What a perfect song for today.

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