Friday, November 13, 2009

As Thou Wilt

What agonizing pain Jesus Christ endured to do the perfect will of our Heavenly Father.  While on earth, He healed the sick, made the lame to walk, cast out demons. and even raised the dead.  But, the main purpose of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem was the wondrous work done on the cross of Calvary.  The Lord sent His only begotten Son to die in our place.  Jesus took on the sins of the entire world.  He would have gone to the cross for just one soul, this was the will of the Father.  Matthew 26:39 states:  "And He...fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt".  Christ took the cup--the cup of grief--that was the horrendous pain of three black hours of separation from the Father as the sin of the entire world lay upon Him.  Not only did He suffer the agonizing physical pain of a broken, bruised and bleeding body hanging on a shameful cross, but He suffered excruciating emotional torment and grief from that separation from the Father as He became the propitiation for our sins.  Before we dare to utter words of "I will " or "I will not", let us remember Christ's perfect willingness to go to the cross for us,  and thus say ourselves, "O my Father, as Thou wilt." Orginally written in July, 2003 by denise.  Until We Meet Again...

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