~ John 3:16 ~
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”.
In the garden of Gethsemane as Jesus travailed in prayer, the Sovereign Lord was at the junction of a trajectory for humanity. Either leave them going the same path or shift them towards a trajectory of life, He thought. To do that required the construction of a new track. The cost of that new track was enormous, but that was the only way God’s wrath could be appeased. Jesus knelt in that garden and prayed, father if it is possible, let this cup pass over me, not my will but your will be done. In other words, I wish there was another way, an easier way to do this so I do not have to suffer the pain of the cross. However, as Billy Graham puts it, there was silence in heaven and on earth at that moment, meaning there was no other option for God to appease His wrath and provide a pathway to life, the only option was to build the new track and build it quick. On that night, the deal for salvation was sealed, Jesus had to go to the cross, so there could be a pathway to life and save mankind from destruction. God out of His great love, had to make the hard call. Jesus had no option but to go to the cross, to be the bridge that could change the trajectory of humanity from death to life. It was a hard call to make but God made it, and as Jesus hanged on the cross afterwards, God’s wrath was satisfied as a new track was put in place, watching humanity rushing at top speed to that junction of life and death. In that moment, He made it possible to choose the path to life. It was the night the greatest love story was sealed, the story of God’s love for mankind. A track to salvation was built and it cost God His only begotten son. As a result, you do not need to stay on the track towards destruction, your trajectory can be shifted to life through Christ. I encourage you to make that call this day and chose life as love stories are celebrated all over.
January 14, 2019
“A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain counsel.” – Proverbs 1:5