“Stand fast therefore in the liberty
wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the
yoke of bondage.”
We celebrate our country’s
independence, which was won for us at a great price. Our brave men
and women fought for us against our enemies to allow us to live in
freedom. Even greater than their sacrifice was the price that Jesus
paid for our Freedom in Him.
One day, Jesus allowed us to spit in His Face, curse Him, mock Him, pluck
out His beard, and strike Him so that we can have Eternal Freedom. I
used to think that the people who did that to Him were cruel and terrible.
However, as I was thinking about this many years ago, I realized that I
was just as guilty as if I had been one of the people to do that to Jesus.
Every time that we treat other people in a cruel manner and say harsh and
critical words to someone, we are doing it to Jesus and breaking His Heart
once again. May God forgive us! Why do we persist in hurting Jesus?
One day, I am going to see Jesus and have the privilege to look in His
Eyes. I want to be able to look Him in the Eyes with a clean heart.
When you see Jesus will you be able to look at Him with a smile, or will
you close your eyes and weep?
June 15, 2005