VOD 03/30/09: A Savior And A Servant
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and he carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. (NIV)
Jesus was everything and became nothing and mankind didn't notice what He did for us. We just assumed He deserved it, and so we did not repent. But there was something about that sacrificial story that grabbed our hearts and called us home. We found in Him not only a Savior, but a servant.
Our Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings. Your plan to redeem us takes our breath away. How and why You chose to take Your precious son and expose Him to such public disgrace we will never comprehend. But this we do know: You love us with an everlasting love. We pledge to You that we will serve You with all of our strength in thanks for His great sacrifice.
We pray these things in the name of Your most Holy Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.
Good morning to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and blessed day.
May God Bless,