What a mystery that Jesus would willingly leave the order and peace of heaven to be born into the chaos of this peace-starved earth.
It is beyond my comprehension that Christ was willing to die under the shame of the cross so I could live in the favor of God;
That God’s only Son would choose to be separated from His “Abba” Father so I could be reconciled to Him;
That Jesus poured out His life
so I could be filled with His presence.
He was pierced
so I could be made whole.
He was tempted
so I could find His Way of escape.
He was accused and condemned
so I could be justified and acquitted.
He was wounded
So I could be healed
He was broken
so I could be restored.
He was sold for 30 pieces of silver
so I could be redeemed.
He descended into darkness
so I could be raised up into the light
He went like a sheep to the slaughter
so I could follow The Good Shepherd.
He was despised and rejected
so I could be cherished and accepted.
He took underserved punishment
so I could receive unmerited favor.
He was imprisoned by death for 3 days in the pit of hell
So I could be freed to live for eternity in the glory of Heaven.
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.’” Luke 2:13-14