He Took My Place


God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. Galatians 3:13

To think that there lived a man who never sinned and who was willing to die in my place and make me a beloved bride, a daughter of the King, who was welcomed by the Father is the most amazing thought.  He thought so much more of me than I ever imagined. And I have a good imagination!

How often we give in to the flesh, but He could not or He would have destroyed the chances of redeeming mankind. His grueling night in Gethsemane, His crucifixion. How worthy He is of our praise!

What a glorious and loving Lord. He never sinned.  He gave in to no temptation. He opened not His mouth. He totally trusted His Father. He wept openly and bitterly and cried longing to embrace Jerusalem.  He gave us freely grace we did not deserve. None of us do. We could never be worthy of His love, but He made us so with His death and Resurrection. With Ash Wednesday behind us and as we move through Lent, be reminded it’s not about our sacrifices but His. We can give up things, fast, and honor Him. But He gave the most of all.

Let’s not be sin conscious to the point of worrying about everything we say or do. I went to churches where we constantly had to rededicate our lives, but He died once and for all.  He knows hearts, repentant or not, He forgives us quickly, reminds us not to sin.  True grace will make you not want to and keep you from evil. Praise the Lord, He took my place. Rebecca Jones


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