Why do I love Jesus so much?


This is why…


Christ was all anguish that I may be all joy

He was cast off that I might be brought in

Trodden down as an enemy that I might be welcomed as a friend

Surrendered to hell’s worst so that I might attain Heaven’s best

Stripped that I might be clothed

Wounded that I might be healed

Athirst that I might drink

Tormented that I might be comforted

Made ashamed that I might inherit glory

Entered darkness that I might have eternal Light

My Savior wept so that all tears may be wiped from my eyes

He groaned that I may have endless song

He endured all pain that I may have unending health

He bore a thorned crown that I may have a glory diadem

He bowed His head that I may uplift mine

He experienced reproach that I might receive welcome

He closed His eyes in death that I might gaze on unclouded brightness

He expired that I may forever live.  (excerpt from The Valley Of Vision).


I didn’t deserve any of that. Neither did you. (Romans 3:10-12).


Yet and still, He gave all He had to give to gloriously rescue us from the hopelessness of our sin.


Amen and hallelujah.

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