This day many many years ago he was in a tomb. Betrayed. Rejected. Mocked. Flogged. Pierced. Crucified. Abandoned. It happened to the King of Kings, Lord of Lords. No worries, I promise you He didn’t stay there. The HUGE rock they put in front of the cave didn’t stop our Savior. Today He is on His thrown in glory patiently awaiting our arrival.
But in the meantime…life can be hard. Right? Painful. Ya? Have you felt what Jesus felt from close friends and family? We haven’t carried a cross dripping with our own blood (although some may argue it feels as though they have), but are you carrying your burdens? Have you been rejected? Abandoned? I know I have. It hurts. Its heavy. Sometimes more than I can bear. In your suffering do you relate, connect with our Savior? He knows our heartache. He knows our deepest thoughts, concerns, longings, and fears. Just as His Father knew His from the Garden to the Cross. Our Savior wasn’t alone in His battle. His Father didn’t abandon Him, although it must have felt as if He did…remember Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?”. He knew. He knew what His Son would encounter at every single crossroad. Just as our Father knows for us. He knows we have been betrayed, rejected, abandoned, He knows our every heartache and pain. I don’t know about you, but I find comfort in that. I’m NOT alone. I’m not facing anything near as heavy as what my Father suffered. And its in that moment I grab a hold of Him and find…solace. Peace. A breath of fresh air. His compassion. My Savior, my redeemer, my Father. Rest.
Please take sometime today to sit and cling to our Savior. Let His promises sink in. We are NOT alone in our suffering. (Satan will try to convince us otherwise) God knows. Let him bottle up every tear. Let him hold your heart in the palm of His hand, as you let go of your pain. Give it all to Him. He is strong enough to carry it ALL, let Him. He can. He has experience and I promise you its nothing He can’t handle. (remember THE CROSS).
A new day is coming. HAPPY EASTER!
Some verses to meditate and memorize:
Matthew 11:28-29New International Version (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psalm 56:8New King James Version (NKJV)
8 You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?
PS: my previous post is one of my favorite songs by Citizen Way, have a listen. 🙂