Sacrificial Love

Sacrificial Love

Sacrificial love

Good Friday always leaves me in awe. I’m in awe of God’s patient love. And how far he was willing to go in order to save us, to unite us with him. The crucifixion did not form a pretty picture for sure. Yet it is the most beautiful picture of sacrificial love. For us. For free.

It does not make sense to us to get such an amazing gift – salvation and eternal life – for free yet that’s how God does things. His love is extravagant and extremely generous. He knows we have nothing to give yet he wanted to save us by sending his only son to die for our sins on the middle cross on Calvary. All is done for us, we can just receive it by faith in Jesus.

It is finished indeed. Jesus is more than a hero for us, he is our King, our Messiah, and our Savior. His sacrificial love leaves me in awe. The only thing I can give him is my love, gratitude, and praise forever and ever.

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”

(Rev. 5:12, NRSV,*)

Sacrificial love

Jesus indeed was the sacrificial lamb offered for us as prophesied in the Old Testament (Isaiah 53). He did what we could not. Because of what Jesus did, we can have eternal life by grace through faith in Jesus. Talk about being blessed.

This sacrificial love is more than we can understand but let’s receive it. And let’s praise Jesus forever and ever. He is indeed worthy to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing. Hallelujah.

Gracious God,
You’re more wonderful than we can imagine.
Your sacrificial love is deeper than we can understand.
Yet we know in our hearts you’re worthy of all our praise.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for saving us.
We surrender to you, make us men and women after your own heart.
Be praised forever and ever.
In Jesus’ precious name,
Amen

Q4U: How do the events of Good Friday affect you?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you praise Jesus for his sacrificial love!

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash. Linking up today with Five-minute Friday.

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