Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
How do you comprehend both the majesty and the sacrifice of Jesus? We’ve been looking at our Lord’s identity all this month, and still, we find ourselves amazed, delighted, bewildered, and blessed by his glorious and humble character. The main thing, however, is that he made peace between a perfect heaven and a flawed humanity. He made this peace at a horrific cost, bearing our guilt and shame as he shed his blood on the torture tree of Calvary. Jesus did this to honor God’s will and because of his love for you and me.
O Father, I am sorry that Jesus had to offer such a great sacrifice to atone for my sin. I am thankful that your love led you to pay the high price of my redemption. I praise you for bridging the distance my sin created between you and me. I know that my salvation is your gift of grace given to me in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. May you be pleased with me today and see my life as an offering of praise for your costly grace that saved me. In Jesus’ name, I thank you. Amen.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.