What do you see when you gaze at the cross of Jesus?
Gentleness & lowliness? Pain & suffering? Love & sorrow? Servant & Saviour? Grace & mercy? Most certainly, all of that!
I see all that and I also see boldness & courage, radical obedience & determination, passion & purity, strength & joy, destiny pursued & destiny fulfilled!
Our Saviour King Jesus went to the cross with boldness and courage. He boldly took hold of the Father’s will and courageously carried the cross knowing full well that he will soon experience excruciating pain in a cruel crucifixion. It takes boldness and courage to say, “Not My will but Yours be done”.
Jesus did it because of His love for us, He endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him – the joy of salvation for thousands upon thousands.
When we pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done”, do we realise that a great deal of boldness and courage, pain and suffering would be required of us? Do we realise that we would need to humble ourselves, radically obey and boldly embrace the Father’s will and destiny for our lives?
As we look upon the cross of Jesus once again this week, let us not only be thankful for who He is and what He has done, but let us also decide to radically obey Him as we commune with Him, pursue His purposes, boldly embrace the Father’s will and courageously live to fulfill His destiny for our lives so that His will may be done through us and His Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.
Have a blessed Easter!