Saturday Morning Musings

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

We are all desiring of great love. 

Many crave that one particular person to love and to love them in return. We hear the stories of great love. We sometimes allow our minds to fantasize about the stories characters we read, great men and women whose love exemplified a great marriage.

But, think of this.

The greatest love that ever shown was displayed for all the world to see. It is recorded in the longest-running, best-selling book and has spread worldwide. We may all want a great love, but it’s given in the person of Jesus Christ.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

We can never underestimate the impact of this verse. The power of that love put on a display was prophesied, fulfilled, and forever cherished by those who received the gift of that love. 

We cannot be so familiar that we dismiss the power and impact of such a great love for the child of God.

Have we lost the awe?

Is there any stirring in your heart by the truth of the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord?

Our enemy, the devil, felt the sting of failure when Jesus stepped out of that tomb. He saw firsthand the power available by that love that day. The power of the message lies in the Word of God that promises the lost sinner redemption.

Satan will do all within his power to keep us from delivering that message to a lost and dying world. 

Unless you and I can deliver that love to them so that they see the awe in us, we will fail. 

Have we lost the ability to meditate on such a simple truth and allow it to overwhelm us?

When was the last time we wept over the amount of sin placed upon our Savior for us?

Are we unfazed by the fact Jesus took it all, the just for the unjust, because of His love for you and me?

Do we spend more time taking in all the information of the bad of this world and fail at counteracting it with the truth of God’s Word? There should be a balance between the time spent watching, reading, and hearing about all the bad in this world with the good news of God’s Word.

Saturdays here at Daily Manna are for meditation and musing. I am simply overwhelmed with the love of my Savior. 

It is my sincerest desire for everyone reading to feel it too.

2 Comments

  1. It is interesting that you asked: “Do we spend more time taking in all the information of the bad of this world and fail at counteracting it with the truth of God’s Word? ” because I have been contemplating this very concept and realizing that the wisest way to encourage ourselves at this time is to spend time reading and digesting God’s Word. His word and the awesomeness of what Jesus did in Matthew 27 then invigorates and empowers us to share His good news with others. Thanks for sharing!

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