Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. Ephesians 5:2 NLT

Christ led the way to the hill where He would die. The weight of the world scarred His flesh and broke the hearts of those who loved Him. We will never be able to fully comprehend this His sacrifice of LOVE.

Jesus was hammered with nails of hatred and hung on a cross to die! LOVE held the One without sin and His final breath was taken. But God lifted Jesus and allowed Him to rise. We need to be reminded, so we will have HOPE for tomorrow and remember who provides STRENGTH for today.

We will experience the LOVE of Jesus, if we seek Him with all of our hearts, know Him as Lord of our lives, turn from our selfish ways and receive. God lovingly sacrificed Jesus, so His will would be fulfilled in our lives. He knows the heart of suffering. He prepares us to humbly remember Jesus’ death, resurrection and plan for eternal life.

The events of the crucifixion help us remember why LOVE bears all things. No matter what we are going through, Jesus IS with us! He will renew our hearts and cradle us in care. We will find peace from the One who died in our place. And we will gratefully understand why He takes care of those He LOVES.

Dear God, Thank you for Jesus! Open our hearts to live for Him. We’re grateful for the One who died in our place. Thank you for His sacrifice of LOVE. Forgive us and bless the heart of our faithfulness, as we humble our hearts for His. Thank you for Your amazing grace and helping us remember why there is no greater LOVE. Thank you, Lord. Thank you! Amen


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