Thought for today:
It is so easy to forget that Jesus died for us as individuals as well as humankind as a whole. We get so caught up in hearing and saying “Jesus loves us” and “Jesus loves you” but we rarely say “Jesus loves me.” It’s almost too daring and too presumptuous that we feel sheepish acknowledging that truth to ourselves.
Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was for us even if we turn our backs on Him, even if we don’t know Him or love Him back. Jesus’ victory on the cross is what has mending the gap between humanity and our home in heaven with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In acknowledging that Jesus, the son of God, died for me, for you, for us; we are taking the first step to receiving God’s radical love for us.
Action for today:
Take a moment of silence to pause and reflect on Jesus’ love for you as an individual. Let it sink in that He is seeking to have a personal relationship with you and that He was willing to die for you to be saved.
Prayer for today:
Jesus, open my eyes more fully to Your presence in my life, and help me to receive your love and healing.
Quote for today:
“He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.” ― C.S. Lewis (CLICK TO TWEET)
Be a Hero today – #ShareJesus:
Reach out to a family member or close friend and seek to repair a damaged relationship. Ask God for the grace and mercy to begin the healing process.
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