Marriage and Family
“And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last.” Mark 15:47
Yesterday I went to the park to talk to people about Jesus. The question of the day was, “What is your biggest fear?” One lady said, “Not going to Heaven”; another person said, “death”; yet another said, “losing those I love”. One person asked me what mine was…that’s what I get for asking others… My biggest fear is failing at being a husband and a father.
This week represents the week that Jesus entered Jerusalem on a Sunday nearly 2,000 years ago as He was preparing to give Himself as the perfect sacrifice to pay for my sins and yours. This coming Friday, Good Friday, represents the day that He was crucified. Jesus loves me so much that He gave His life for me! Jesus loves you so much that He gave His life for you!
This morning, I had an interaction with my wife that I’m not proud of. I have apologized and she has forgiven me, but as I reflect on what Jesus did for me; I’m reminded of what Paul told the Ephesians about how husbands are supposed to love their wives. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25). I messed that one up this morning!!
Sometimes, it’s so hard to do the right thing; especially when your feelings don’t match up. I’m so thankful that Jesus did not act according to His feelings, but He resolved Himself to go to the cross for you and for me! I’m also thankful for a wife that has resolved to forgive me because of what Jesus has done for her! And there is the key! When we keep the cross before us, we are able to live beyond our mess-ups along with forgive those who hurt us. Thank You Jesus!
Let’s be people that resolve to think on Jesus so that we can live like Him!
My encouragement for us this week: Think on the Cross; Think on the Empty Tomb. And, go love your spouse the way God told you to!
Have a Great Easter Celebrating JESUS IS RISEN!
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