Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words
How does Jesus feel about us? He created us, became human, and let us kill Him so He could make a new deal with us (Heb. 9.15-17). Most disregard Him, many are outright hostile. How could He love us at all? Because we know how most view God, it’s easy to lump ourselves into the same group as the hostiles.
Ephesians gives some awesome insight into how Jesus feels about his people.
1.3 – He gave us spiritual blessings through His sacrifice.
1.4 – He had us in mind before He even started creating things.
1.5 – He intended to make us part of His family.
1.6 – He gave us grace.
1.7 – He died to give us freedom.
1.7 – He gives us forgiveness.
1.9 – He told us what He wants.
1.11 – He is going to give us an inheritance.
1.11-14 – He knows His own, and He’s looking to get us back home.
He didn’t just do nice things for us, though. Here’s how He feels about it:
1.5 – Love motivated Him.
1.5 – He wanted to do it.
1.7 – He’s generous with His grace.
1.8 – He’s generous with His grace.
1.9 – He wanted to do it.
We don’t deserve Him, but He loves us to death. We let Him down, but He gives us grace. He’d have every right to be exasperated with His imperfect family, but He’s not. People get on our nerves and societies fall apart, but we have the best family on the planet. Remember whose you are when you’re discouraged. No one wants you more than He does!