Friday, February 19, 2010

The Rest

50And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:
 51(The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. 52This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. 53And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. 54And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. 55And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 56And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. 1Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
 3And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 4And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
 5And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 8And they remembered his words, 

I'm absolutely transfixed with these scriptures. I can't imagine why anyone, let alone a sovereign God, would willingly trade their beloved child for someone like me.  I don't like myself a lot of days.  And I like everyone else even less(that's a joke you should laugh now).  I wouldn't trade either of my babies for you.  But God did!

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon the cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed to hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that kept Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom


Pam said...

I love these last 2 days post!!!! We actually talked about this on Valentines Day. It was so powerful. It amazes me that He could love ME that much!!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!!
Doula Mama Pam

Jules said...

God's love is amazing! Christ's love is amazing! "Who would have thought that a King would bleed and die for me?" These posts have been a blessing. Thanks for sharing!

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