As I reflect on this week, I have just one question. How do I describe with words the One who paid the price I could never pay? The One who endured ridicule, mockery, suffering, and shame, yet chose to forgive the ones who committed those acts against Him. The Innocent One who died a cruel and horrible death on the cross and in return gives me forgiveness and love. His love for me doesn’t stop at the cross. Daily He invites me to follow Him where He leads and tells me not to worry about tomorrow. He provides all I need. If I need wisdom, He gives abundantly. If I need help, all I have to do is ask. When I am in need of peace, He is the Prince of Peace who has an infinite supply.
How do I describe a love that pierces so deep into my soul? A love that knows my faults and failures, yet loves me anyway.
How do I describe a God who created the universe, yet longs to have communion with me?
Upon His death the veil in the temple was torn in two, and now I have access to the throne of heaven. I can freely talk with Him throughout my day. In fact not only did He make that possible, but He promises to draw near to me when I draw near to Him. In times of thanksgiving or in times of need, He is there to listen. Not only does He listen, but He also speaks with infinite wisdom.
How do I describe a Savior who took on all the sin of the world, died, was laid in a borrowed tomb, and rose three days later? All wrath was laid upon Him, my sin included. Every evil thought, untrue word, selfish desire and vile action He took on for me. On Friday death appeared to win, however the story was not over. Three days later He arose conquering death, hell, and the grave.
How do I describe the One who can shatter the darkness of the hardest heart
and brings hope to the hopeless?
How do I describe the One who sent the Holy Spirit when He returned to heaven to guide, comfort, and convict my heart?
When I look at it all, I am humbled at the unequal exchange; my worthless rags for His Glory; my selfish plans for His promised provision of today; my sin for His forgiveness.
How do I describe the One who was both God and man, changing history forever?
I can describe Him with one word – Jesus.