JESUS CHRIST Is VICTORY OVER EVERYTHING
Jesus Christ is Victory Over Everything.
Enjoy this godly reflection on Jesus the God-man.
Many will say good things about Jesus, that He was a good teacher, a wise philosopher, and a good man. However, few will say that His passion, death, and resurrection were necessary. Fewer will even identify their own sufferings with Jesus’ sufferings, especially His death.
The cross brings everyone to the crossroads of their lives. Everyone must make a personal choice about Jesus and His cross. Nothing else about Jesus’ life and miracles matters in light of the cross. What do you believe your choice is regarding Jesus and the cross?
Never losing His attributes as God, Jesus became man to take on the sufferings of the entire world. He bore the brunt of every sin. God the Father placed all His anger and wrath against sin onto Jesus.
This is the realization we each must face. Jesus took our place on the cross. We deserved death, but Jesus took our place instead. This is love in action. What will we do about it? Jesus invites us to share His passion in our daily lives.
We need to imagine the depths of the pain Jesus was experiencing. One becomes moved when he recognizes the severity of Jesus’ sufferings on his behalf. He realizes that he deserves the sufferings instead of Jesus. The realization that his sins have grieved the heart of God penetrates his heart deeply.
He begins to realize that God deeply loves him. He tries not to sin, and is successful at times. However, he knows his willpower is short-lived and falls back into sinful ways. His poor choices hurt many people, especially his family and close friends. He becomes embarrassed and isolates himself from others. The shame makes him a prisoner of his own heart.
That is what sin does to one’s heart. Sin leaves the heart naked and ashamed. One realizes he cannot stand naked and ashamed before a holy God. He realizes more the significance of Jesus’ sufferings. He realizes God wants him naked and ashamed so he can admit his nothingness.
His humility now permits Jesus to give him a brand new identity. His grief is being turned into rejoicing and his sorrow into gladness. He says, “Only a personal God, passionately in love with me, would reach down from heaven in the person of Jesus and die for my sins and shame. Only a personal God can convince me to love Him in return, to give my life to Him. I deeply love God and don’t want to grieve His heart any more with my sins.”
That is why Jesus took upon Himself all the sins of the world. He loves you so deeply.