Friday, April 22, 2011

What Wondrous Love

"What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this
That caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul!"

This morning, as I was reading through the Good Friday account, I was struck by the love of Jesus. What wondrous love. He left all His heavenly riches to come down to earth, so that through His poverty, through Him emptying Himself, we may become rich in Christ. (2 Corinthians 8:9). During the Last Supper with His disciples when He knew His death was coming, He showed love. He humbled himself, (Philippians 2:7) He, the King of the world, became a servant to His disciples. He washed their feet. He showed love in a sacrificial way. And later He showed sacrificial love in a way that is remembered today.

Today, on Good Friday, we remember the death of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. "But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5). For God so loved, He gave His Son to redeem us to Himself. What wondrous love this is. "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)

What wondrous love Christ showed for us! "Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all!"

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