Help us to Believe

It’s quite a hard thing to imagine that someone would give up everything for us.

That someone would lay down their life so that we might live.

Not in a moment of madness.

Not as a knee-jerk reaction.

But thoughtfully, purposefully, willingly.

It is beyond my understanding that someone who had done no wrong, who least deserved to suffer and die, would do it for evil, ungrateful, undeserving people.

That Jesus, a man who knew no sin, chose to take the punishment for all our sin is humbling beyond words.

This should change us more than it does.

We should be more thankful, more relieved, more worshipful.

We should respond in so many different ways, good ways, ways that make a difference to us and others.

If this fact does not change us for the better, then we haven’t fully understood it or truly believed it.

Lord, help us understand, allow us to believe, and help us change for the better for the good of others and your glory. Amen

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