(John 10:18, Isaiah 53:2-12, Matthew 27:12-31, Hebrew 2:3-13)
His love; I will not trade for anything else. His grace; I will not take lightly. His sacrifice; I will never reproach.
Lord Jesus chose to die for me.
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father (John 10: 18). He chose to die in my place. He took the worst of all punishments because of me. He gave His life for my sins. His life was not snatched from Him but he voluntarily laid it down as a final SACRIFICE for ME. He neglected Himself, just for my sake.
All Pilate wanted from You in other to set You free was to reject all the wrong accusations levelled against You (because he was sure You were innocent of all the accusations). Yet, You did not utter a word to defend Yourself like a sheep taken to the shearer. You were betrayed by a friend, abandoned by confidants yet you decided to bear the reproach and shame all alone. As biased as your cross examination was, as shameful as the journey was from Gethsemane and to Calvary, yet You bore all for me. There is no greater love! It is too great for me!
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13).
Oh Lord, you did not save Yourself, instead You received the crown of thorn-a crown of mockery, of shame, of denial and of reproach. My heart leap for joy within me when I remember all you gave up in other to save me. I cannot say it all. When I never knew about my wretchedness, Lord, You have paid the price. It was fully paid for, so that everyone would come to it freely. How can I neglect so great a salvation? (Hebrews 2:3)
What a love? What a grace? That in Your glory You have not stopped thinking about me? Here on earth you lived and died for me. Again in glory, You reign for me. You have not stopped talking about me before the Father (Matthew 10:32). Despite how much it cost You to save me, how long it takes You to save me, You held on to it till You saved me. You never stopped at redeeming me but You continue to still uphold me. You could have manipulated me for Your purpose but you gave me the privilege to be responsible for my choice. Lord, I choose You above all!
If only everyone can come to this open and waiting arms of love and be saved. Holy Spirit, bring my sons and daughters to this open and waiting arms of love. Holy Spirit, bring my family and loved ones to this amazing love. Holy Spirit, bring them to this open and waiting arms of love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
AMAZING LOVE, AMAZING GRACE! THIS IS TOO WONDERFUL FOR ME (Psalms 139:6)! I will not trade it for anything else.
1) Lord Jesus, thank You for these amazing love and amazing grace.
2) Holy Spirit, bring my unsaved loved ones into these arms of love, in Jesus name.
3) Holy Spirit, open my inner eyes to see more of Jesus and to manifest more of Him.
4) Lord Jesus, release sufficient grace and strength into me so as to be faithful to this amazing love.
5) Oh Lord, save me from the enemies of the salvation of my soul.