This life that we are living on earth is not easy for anyone. Every person
has their own personal trials and tribulations that they must go through
and be victorious over just as the Lord Jesus Christ was victorious over
every trial that He went through when He was on the earth. He is our
example and because the same Holy Spirit that raised Him from the grave
dwells in us, we too can be victorious over every obstacle that comes our way.
I hope you will be encouraged and inspired by this poem that shows how much
Christ really loves every person on the earth. I hope it also strengthens
you if you are feeling weak in your faith. God truly loves you and cares
for you, so you be encouraged and stay strong in Him.
(Psalm 103:1-5) (Ephesians 6:10)
STILL HE WALKED
He could hear the crowds screaming "crucify" "crucify"...
He could hear the hatred in their voices,
These were His chosen people.
He loved them, And they were going to crucify Him.
He was beaten, bleeding and weakened...His heart was broken,
But still He walked.
He could see the crowd as He came from the palace.
He knew each of their faces so well.
He had created them.
He knew every smile, laugh, and shed tear,
But now they were contorted with rage and anger...His heart broke,
But still He walked.
Was he scared?
You and I would have been,
So His humanness would have mandated that He was. He felt alone.
His disciples had left, denied, and even betrayed Him.
He searched the crowd for a loving face and He saw very few.
Then He turned His eyes to the only one that mattered
And He knew that He would never be alone.
He looked back at the crowd, at the people who were spitting
At Him, throwing rocks at Him and mocking Him and He knew
That because of Him, they would never be alone.
So for them, He walked.
The sounds of the hammer striking the spikes echoed through
The crowd. The sounds of His cries echoed even louder,
The cheers of the crowd, as His hands and feet
Were nailed to the cross, intensified with each blow.
Loudest of all was the still small voice inside His
Heart that whispered "I am with you, my Son",
And God's heart broke.
He had let His Son walk.
Jesus could have asked God to end His suffering,
But instead He asked God to forgive.
Not to forgive Him, but to forgive the ones who were persecuting Him.
As He hung on that cross, dying an unimaginable death,
He looked out and saw, not only the faces in the crowd,
But also, the face of every person yet to be,
And His heart filled with love.
As His body was dying, His heart was alive.
Alive with the limitless, unconditional love He feels for each of us.
That is why He walked.
When I forget how much My God loves me,
I remember His walk.
When I wonder if I can be forgiven,
I remember His walk.
When I need reminding of how to live like Christ,
I think of His walk.
And to show Him how much I love Him,
I wake up each morning, turn my eyes to Jesus,
And I walk.
The Lord Jesus Christ is alive and well. He did die for the sins of the
world and was buried, but on the third day, He rose from the grave and is
now alive. We do not believe in a dead Savior as many other religions do,
but Christians believe in the Only True and Living Savior, the Lord Jesus
Christ. He paid the price once and for all and now the Bible says,
Whosoever will is welcome to call upon the name of the Lord and be saved.
(Isaiah 53:4-12) (Romans 5:12-19) (John 19:30) (Romans 10:13)
If you have never put your complete trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, there
is no better time than the present. The Bible says that Jesus knocks at
the door of our hearts and waits to come in. It is up to us whether we
open that door and invite the Lord into our heart. He will never force
Himself upon anyone because He has given us a free will to either accept
Him or reject Him. Jesus says, "I am the bread of life: he that cometh to
Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst."
(Revelation 3:20) (Deuteronomy 30:19) (John 6:35)
I encourage you to call upon the name of Lord today if you have never done
so before. In Him there is Peace, Joy and Love that surpasses all
understanding and unless you try Him for yourself, you will never know or
understand what the true meaning of peace really is. (Philippians 4:4-7)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 5:8-11 "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while
we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been
justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if
when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His
Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And
not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received the reconciliation."
2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count
slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should
perish but that all should come to repentance."
Romans 10:8-11 "…The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart"
(that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with
your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised
Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto
righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For
the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."
John 11:23-27 "Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the
last day." Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who
believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. "And whoever lives and
believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" She said to Him,
"Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to
come into the world."
All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry