Ultimate Love


Bruce Marchiano as Jesus in The Visual Bible: Matthew

Why do I love Jesus so much?

This is why…

Christ was all anguish that I may be all joy
He was cast off that I might be brought in

Trodden down as an enemy that I might be welcomed as a friend
Surrendered to hell’s worst so that I might attain Heaven’s best

Stripped that I might be clothed
Wounded that I might be healed

Athirst that I might drink
Tormented that I might be comforted

Made ashamed that I might inherit glory
Entered darkness that I might have eternal Light

My Savior wept so that all tears may be wiped from my eyes
He groaned that I may have endless song

He endured all pain that I may have unending health
He bore a thorned crown that I may have a glory diadem

He bowed His head that I may uplift mine
He experienced reproach that I might receive welcome

He closed His eyes in death that I might gaze on unclouded brightness
He expired that I may forever live.  (excerpt from The Valley Of Vision).

I didn’t deserve any of that. Neither did you. (Romans 3:10-12).

Yet and  still, He gave all He had to give to gloriously rescue us from the hopelessness of our sin.

Amen and hallelujah.

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