Message from Jbé
Passover - Reminding me of the Love of Jesus
Passover just reached deeper into my heart and I wanted to share this with you. I read this morning in 1 Peter 2:19-25 NIV:
“For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”
Meaning, a God of love created us in His image, we are now the living image of love.
The Son, The Great “I am” that suffered and endured a world full of hate, deceit, lies and distrust. A world that relies on what they see, and even when they saw, they still did not believe. He suffered so that we can have a life in abundance. He suffered so that we can be healed. He suffered so that we no longer are sheep lost, sheep without a Shepherd. We are found!!!
So my reminder to you is that you are healed everyday, free everyday, found by His love everyday.
May we celebrate Passover not only on the specific dates drawn into the calendar as public holidays, but may we celebrate Him everyday. May we walk in His footsteps, following His example everyday, not retaliating as we should, not making threats and living without deceit. So that we can be the living and loving image of Jesus on earth.
Bethel Music has a song that teaches me to trust like a child. Waiting and trusting in abundance:
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You, You're where my help comes from
Give me wisdom; You know just what to do
I will love You Lord my strength
I will love You Lord my shield
I will love You Lord my rock forever
All my days I will love You God