What if That Was Me?

Make some time to read and think on all that Jesus went through in this final week on His earth mission. Then, ask yourself this question: “What if that was me?” Do we, could we, would we, ever love anyone that much? If He’d not endured it, what would that mean to us? Meditate on where that would leave us. If you are reading this and have never turned to the One Who loved you enough to go through that for you, how could you reject such love as His for you? Respond with love and deep gratitude. Receive Him as your Savior and Lord. It cost Him more than we could ever comprehend to make it possible for us to receive His saving grace and mercy and know Him in a wonderful and personal relationship. And, if we do know Him, how can we not respond with overwhelming love and gratitude and let Him use, guide and direct our lives for His marvelous glory? Can we not lovingly determine that which Paul, in Philippians 1:20-21, tells us his determination was? He declared, “….Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether (it be) by life, or by death. For to me to live (is) Christ, and to die (is) gain.” Although I’ve used this hymn before, it’s  a very timely reminder to all who know Him and those who will respond to His love for them: “When on the cross those cruel nails gave me a Christ Who never fails, and from His wounds there came a flow that saves from sin——How much I owe! How much I owe for love divine! How much I owe that Christ is mine! But what He did for me I know, I cannot tell how much I owe! (“How Much I Owe”-By T. P. Hamilton). Selah! “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, (which is) your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1). Let us do this!   Ron

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