I wonder how different my life would be if I witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus. Don’t get me wrong, I believe fully that it happend. However I can only imagine what was going through the minds of all who saw it first hand. I know God gave us His Word and the Holy Spirit here on earth to know him, which is awesome!
As I was talking with a friend last night I was telling him that God wanted his heart. I told him that God is not about a 15 minute devotion once a day (works), but he wants us to abide in him fully (all of our heart). I gave the illustration of the bloody beaten Jesus pointing at him and saying: “this is for you”. If we physically saw that, how different would our faith look?
The truth is that just because we didn’t see it with our own eyes, it doesn’t mean it is any less real or true today! Jesus died the worst possible human death for all of us. If we could somehow have that same crazy love for Him and others, the world would be forever changed! If we could love Him not out of duty or works, but because he first loved us and because we simply can’t help it, people would come to know Him daily!
How much if your faith is based on works?
Do you live like the crucified Jesus is pointing at you?
How can you grow in your love for God today?