Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later. Romans 8:18 TLB
We don’t tend to think of passion as suffering. But as we prayerfully seek the Savior and reflect on ALL He has done; we begin to understand Jesus willingly accepted His fate. We see His PASSION for God and His willingness to glorify His name.
Scriptures say, “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” John 12:27-28 NLT
As we prepare to welcome Easter, the PASSION of Jesus becomes clearer. We develop a longing to increase our compassion for HIM. The One who came to bring us HOPE provides PEACE as we step in faith and praise the Father for ALL He has done to offer mercy and grace.
Jesus said, “Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.” Oh, how we need to warmed by the light of His love and breathe fullness in the steps we take to follow Him! Jesus died and rose again. What He suffered should touch us deeply with gratitude for ALL He has done.
The journey will not always be easy, but Jesus will teach us valuable lessons along the way as we surrender control. Once we discover how it feels to be held by His holiness, we will not want to walk away from His amazing love. He will help understand how passion comes from suffering. Aren’t we lucky to have a Savior who loves us so much? We will never be alone in our pain.
Dear God, thank you for Your faithful love. Help us find JOY and a passion for Jesus, as we humble our hearts for You. Give us strength to be reminded we are held by the power of Your love. We will remember Your will was fulfilled because of what Christ endured and gratefully acknowledge the glory of Easter. Thank you for what He has done. We love Jesus so very much! Thank you for sending Your Son to give us HOPE for a better tomorrow. Thank you for reminding us WHY we need Him every moment of our lives. Amen