“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him. Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
Luke 23: 42, 43
King James Version
I was watching a Gaither Homecoming Video just now and they were singing a song about the cross. This verse penetrated my heart like it never has before. Jesus was literally hanging on a cross. He had been beaten, spat upon, ridiculed and mocked. He was beaten beyond recognition, yet even in the midst of all this torture and abuse, His Heart was still full of Love.
It is hard for me to comprehend with my mind such amazing and unconditional Love that our Saviour has for us, but I believe it and accept it in my heart. We are talking about the Saviour of the world Loving us so much that He forgives us even when we hurt Him. There is no friend like Jesus! There is nothing or nobody that satisfies the loneliness in our hearts like Jesus!
From that cross of torture, He looked down and said “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do”. What kind of Love is this, that He would say this while suffering such agony and heartache? This is unconditional Love from the Heart of our Saviour. How can we do less than give Him not only our hearts, but our lives in full time service?
Have you asked Him to forgive you and come into your heart and save you? If you have prayed that prayer, then you are assured of being with Him for all Eternity. If you haven’t, then you are going to spend Eternity without Jesus. What is your choice today, Jesus or satan? You need to swallow your pride and admit you need Him.
May 24, 2006