Luke 23:46 – Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands, I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.
Jesus volunteered for his sacrifice. And he didn’t face the pain of the cross unknowingly. Why would he willingly suffer this fate? Because he loves us. He feels compassion for us. Instead of staying away from us, he runs toward us, embraces us, and pays the cost of our sins — even though it meant deep pain for him. Today, reflect on how much worth you have in God’s eyes. So much worth that he endured the cross, with joy, so that you could be forgiven, known, and loved.
REFLECTION: What is your value in God’s eyes? If you had to answer that question for someone that doesn’t know God, what would you say?
PRAYER: Father, today I celebrate the life I live in your freedom. Because of the sacrifice of your Son and because of the gift of his life, I can walk this earth knowing that I am fully known and accepted by you. Let my celebration of this life, be something worth talking to others about in the days to come. Amen.