When I die, I hope this is what will be said…
Remember that time when Sarah did something really kind for you? That was really Jesus helping her to do something good.
Do you remember that other time when Sarah was really generous? Well, that that was Jesus too.
Do you remember when Sarah said something really meaningful and profound? Well, you guessed it, that was Jesus!
Now, do you remember all those times when Sarah did something really mean, selfish, greedy, out of envy, out of anger, or full of pride? Well, Jesus told our Dad, Abba, that He did all those things so she wouldn’t get in trouble, because He wants her to come home. Now she gets to go to Heaven too!
Thank You Jesus!
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. “By His stripes you are healed.”
1 Peter 2:24
Have you ever wondered what would have happened if
– Eve had tasted the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but had refused to let Adam taste the fruit as a declaration of love for Adam and an unwillingness to let harm come to him and had been willing to take on the full punishment herself?
– What if then Adam with full knowledge of what he was doing tasted the fruit himself as a declaration of love for Eve and an unwillingness to let her fall alone and an unwillingness to be separated from his partner, the bone of his bone, the flesh of his flesh?
This would be a true keeper of thy brother, of thy partner, a willingness to fall in order to protect another.
Isn’t this what Jesus did for us? He fell to protect us, to declare his love for us and to teach us to do the same for each other.
Thank you Jesus for falling for us! Help us to fearlessly fall for others, and help us to know through faith, in the end you will extend your hand to catch us as we fall!