“Then Jesus said to those around Him, ‘I tell you the truth, that THIS man, rather than the other, went home JUSTIFIED before God. For everyone who EXALTS HIMSELF will be HUMBLED, and he who HUMBLES HIMSELF will be EXALTED!’” (Luke 18:9-14)
Jesus suffered the spiritual agony of the dying sinner–lost, without salvation, without God, dying for his sins. Only in Jesus’ case He was dying for our sins, the sins of the whole world. He was willing to go through all that so we could be forgiven and have eternal life. Such love!
Three days after His lifeless body was buried, something happened that shocked His enemies and proved to all of His followers that He really was the Son of God: He arose from the dead, the victor over death and Hell forever!
Everything that Jesus said on the cross was a different expression of His love. His Words spoken then still move people today.
Would you like to live in the forever, instead of the today? Would you like to see your life as counting for eternity, and not lost in the mishmash of everyday problems and trivia?
I know that you do, and Jesus knows that you have a need to reach out beyond the physical, beyond your day-to-day routine, beyond the millions of details of life that would drag you down.