Friday, April 6, 2012

"Sweetly Broken"

(by Jeremy Riddle) Sweetly Broken - Full Attention

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This is a day when we are reminded of the sacrifice that Jesus made for us on the cross. In my current Bible study, we just so happen to be reading about the last week of Jesus' life. I love how the timing worked out, because I feel like I'm getting a better look at it than I usually do. On this week in years past, I might have read through a bit of one of the gospel accounts of His last week, crucifixion, and resurrection. But in this study, we are really digging in.

Something that really stood out to me recently was when Jesus knew that the time had come, & His soul was troubled (John 12:27). Matthew 26:38 & Mark 14:34 even use the words, "deeply grieved, to the point of death." And Luke 22:44 says that He was in agony & praying fervently. You really see His humanity and His internal struggle. Doesn't that just break your heart? He knew that He could ask the Father to save Him from the wrath He was about to endure, but He also knew that it was the reason He came to this world. He chose His Father's will above His own and became the sacrifice to save us from death. He loves us so much that chose to take God's wrath upon Himself so that we didn't have to face it.

Isn't He amazing?! ♥

Amy

2 comments:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... yes it does just break my heart! What He endured for us?! Amazing. Amazing. Happy Easter Amy! ♥

Amanda said...

He is amazing <3 Very thankful.