Jesus knew he was going to die a physical death, there was no doubt of this. He knew his death would be physically painful, long and drawn out. Along with all this he also knew that his physical death would allow all of us, yes everyone of us on this planet from that day until the end of time would be a candidate for eternal life with the Father and Son in Heaven for all of eternity. Just think about that for a minute please: Did he know that you and I would exist? Did he know how many souls were involved?
He knows my name, he knows your name, he knows the name of every one of his children, he has a plan for every one of his children, and there is nothing we can do to change this. As the song says we are famous in our Fathers eyes and we do not need any earthly fame or fortune. He saw our hearts and made something out of nothing. We are the chosen children of our Lord and Savior, Rescuer, and our Redeemer...
We are living on his stage; we should be proclaiming His glory and salvation in our every action. We should be the Jesus that others see. We should be the Bible that others read. I won’t be a lion but I will roar his song, proclaim his love, shout it at the top of my lungs. Second Timothy tells us how to proclaim God’s love and how to preach his healing words:
2 Timothy 4:2-5
Proclaim the Word of God and stand upon it no matter what! Rise to the occasion and preach when it is convenient and when it is not. Preach in the full expression of the Holy Spirit —with wisdom and patience as you instruct and teach the people. For the time is coming when they will no longer listen and respond to the healing words of truth because they will become selfish and proud. They will seek out teachers with soothing words that line up with their desires, saying just what they want to hear. They will close their ears to the truth and believe nothing but fables and myths. So be alert to all these things and overcome every form of evil. Carry in your heart the passion of your calling as a church planter and evangelist, and fulfill your ministry calling.
When people quit listening, preach harder, louder, and with more passion. Do not give up, don’t get down and out, keep being the Jesus others see, preach and proclaim by words, actions, and deeds. Show the world that you love the Lord and are not ashamed to show it. By doing this, our Lord did not die in vain. Rise to every occasion and use every situation to proclaim our Lord’s love and compassion. You know you are loved – so show others that they are loved too. They may not have ever been shown or told that the Lord loves them. Just imagine how this could change the life of someone who is depressed and feeling sad and lonely.
He calls me chosen, free forgiven, wanted, child of the King His forever, held in treasure I am so loved
You are so loved, Jesus gave his live to prove this to us. It is our obligation to spread the love and let all the world know that Jesus’s love is real, available, and free for the taking. Romans 4:17 says: “ That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, “I have made you the father of many nations.” This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing.
Heavenly Father: guide us, help us, teach us, and enable us to spread the glory of our salvation to those who are faltering and failing. Help us to find and love those who are lonely and need you. Help them to open their hearts so You can make something out of nothing. Help us to help others make something out of nothing as you did for me. You made me one of Your children and for that I am truly grateful. Amen