"No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.” John 15:13 (AMPC)
Before the world was, Christ, God’s own Son, existed, fully alive! He lived, before there was time, in the presence of the Father, and in the fullness of His love. Jesus longed to show you Who His Father was and how His heart burned with passion and healthy life-giving affection for all mankind. He wanted you to know that it was this same God Who created a world for you and you for the world, and to have you experience this life changing, reality re-arranging, kind of acceptance and belonging, as He had always known.
Jesus came from heaven to earth, to seek and to find you. He came as your Saviour and your Salvation Song, so that you could share in the deep connection that was His life, with and in, the Father. He says, “I willingly gave up all that I am, so that you could come into relationship with My Father, and where I am, where We are, you may be also. I lay down My life for you, so that you can find home in His heart of unending love, for now, and for all of eternity”.
He couldn’t love you more, for He loves you perfectly and completely, with His very life.
Oh dear heart, what unfathomable price has been paid; what glorious way has been made for you to obtain this gift of life! To embrace the friendship of Jesus, Who calls you His own; to embrace a loving Father Who cares for you as no one ever will; and to take your place in a large and loving family of those who are celebrated, accepted, and belong. Just like you do.
Take hold of these truths as you can—celebrate, rejoice, and give thanks! Everything Jesus had, He imparted to you, with nothing lacking. He has sacrificed all so that you would come into the rich inheritance the Father longed to give you. Before the world was, it was in His heart to do.
Come home, chosen one, and receive the depth and height of this magnificent love and tender devotion. You dwelling in Him, and He in you, is His greatest desire, and His deepest dream come true!
Dearest Jesus, our Precious Saviour and Lord, who are we that You Who are so perfect, would give your perfect life, in exchange for ours? We are not worthy Jesus in any way, but by the strength of Your Word, we believe.
We are holy because You have made us so. We are saved, healed, and delivered, because You are our salvation song.
We dwell now in the strength of Your unconditional love and with grateful hearts, and shouts of praise, we receive.
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