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You Were Worth It

February 3, 2012

To say you are loved is a drastic understatement.  You may not even care to believe it, but the truth blares loudly. You ARE loved. You may not feel like anyone loves you tonight and my heart breaks for you. If you aren’t feeling loved tonight keep reading because I am going to tell you a story.

There once was a baby boy. This baby boy was born in a humble stable, grew up as a son of a carpenter, and traveled around Jerusalem living homeless. He wasn’t always a human. In fact, before He was born as a human, He was in Heaven. He gave up Heaven for you. I don’t know about you, but if I were the God of the universe, I wouldn’t give up Heaven for anyone. Thankfully I am NOT God. But this boy, now a man, traveled and preached, doing miracles and representing true love. For roughly 3 years, Jesus did this, ministering and sharing truth. THE truth. He had nothing. Not a pillow to rest His head. And the whole time He lived a perfect and blameless life.

Then He did the unspeakable. He was beaten, sold out as a criminal, bruised to the point that no one could tell if He was a man or a woman. He was unjustly betrayed by those who knew Him and nailed to a criminal’s cross by those that had just welcomed Him into their city with praise. He was betrayed, bruised, beaten, and killed for you. He took on our sins that we may be free from the debt of sin. He took it all for you.

As a human being, the fact that someone who had never done anything wrong in His life, went through Hell for people that seem to only do what is wrong, is seemingly indescribable. He loves you. He went through HELL for you. I pray that those who read this will want to know more and will desire the love of God and the beautiful scandalous grace He has freely given to us. Come to Him, be new, and know that you were worth it. You are loved.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2012 9:15 pm

    “…He has no stately form or majesty
    That we should look upon Him,
    Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.
    He was despised and forsaken of men,
    A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
    And like one from whom men hide their face
    He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

    Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
    And our sorrows He carried;
    Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
    Smitten of God, and afflicted.
    But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
    He was crushed for our iniquities;
    The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
    And by His scourging we are healed.
    All of us like sheep have gone astray,
    Each of us has turned to his own way;
    But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all
    To fall on Him.

    He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
    Yet He did not open His mouth;
    Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
    And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
    So He did not open His mouth.
    By oppression and judgment He was taken away;
    And as for His generation, who considered
    That He was cut off out of the land of the living
    For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
    His grave was assigned with wicked men,
    Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
    Because He had done no violence,
    Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

    But the LORD was pleased
    To crush Him, putting Him to grief;
    If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
    He will see His offspring,
    He will prolong His days,
    And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.

    As a result of the anguish of His soul,
    He will see it and be satisfied;
    By His knowledge the Righteous One,
    My Servant, will justify the many,
    As He will bear their iniquities.
    Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great,
    And He will divide the booty with the strong;
    Because He poured out Himself to death,
    And was numbered with the transgressors;
    Yet He Himself bore the sin of many,
    And interceded for the transgressors.”

    [Isaiah 53:2b-12]

  2. February 4, 2012 7:49 pm

    Reblogged this on Did Jesus have a Facebook Page?.

  3. February 4, 2012 7:54 pm

    I hope it is ok with you that I re-blogged this post. It goes along with what I had just written. If not let me know.

  4. February 4, 2012 10:24 pm

    God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, “I love you.” – Billy Graham

    Thanks for sharing

  5. February 4, 2012 11:10 pm

    Very aptly put. 🙂

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