Monday, March 22, 2010

why was Jesus passionate?

One of my favorite movies is the Passion of Christ that came out several years ago.  The brutality of Jesus' death is graphic.  Yet it may be pretty close to what really happened.  Jesus was beaten and died so that you and I could have life.

Jesus was passionate because He loved people.  It was God's plan for Jesus to die to redeem and forgive those who come to God.  We have so much to be thankful for.

Isaiah 53:11 (NASB) ---As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities

His death was something Jesus chose to give.  When you read the verses that talk about Jesus dying on the cross, you read about the passion God has for people.  You read about the lengths that God will go to to love and save the people he loves.  That is you and me.

Titus 2:14 (NLT) --- He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.

As you prepare for Easter, spend some time thinking about why Jesus died.  Look at the passion Jesus had.  Look at the agony and the pain that when with His death.  We are blessed because of what Jesus did for us.  Because God is passionate about us, He saved our lives!

Our band shared Lee McDerment's song "Go Tell It On the Mountain", and here are some of the lyrics:

He saved your life. He came through for you right in the nick of time. He saved your life.  He is the best thing that's happened.

Why was Jesus passionate?  He came through for us, He saved us, He's the best thing that's happened all because He was passionate about us!

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