“Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing” Luke 23:34 NIV
You sat in glory since the beginning of creation. You saw how we struggled. You saw us dig ourselves in a hole that was so deep that there was no way we could get out of it ourselves. We didn’t even realize that we were even in a hole. We just thought that we were evolving. We were so blinded by our mess that we couldn’t even see that the hole was leading us to eternal damnation.
You came down from heaven to live among us. We were so used to our mess that we couldn’t recognize your presence. We couldn’t believe that you would lower yourself for us, yet you still revealed yourself to us. We denied you, we allowed you to be tortured and murdered, yet you still forgave us with your last breath as you hung on a cross. You took our place in hell and conquered death because you knew that eventually we would see our mess.
You love us so completely. No one has ever done something so beautiful and amazing for us. You went back to heaven to prepare a place for us. As you prepare, you are still patiently waiting for the good news to be spread across the ends of the earth. You’re still giving us a chance to come to you before it’s too late.
Thank you, Jesus. Thank you for loving me so much. Thank you for all that you endured on my behalf. It is because of you that I am able to call the Lord Almighty my father. It’s because of you that I am able to receive healing. It’s because of you that I have an army of angels protecting me and my family. It’s because of you that I am more than a conqueror. It is because of you that I am saved. No one else has done what you have done for me. There is nothing that I can do that will ever repay you for what you’ve done for me but you love me anyway. Thank you.
“I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” John 10:10 MSG