This week's prompt.....The Hard Love....
When I saw the Five Minute Friday prompt for today, I took pause. Yesterday, I just wrote about how HARD it is to talk about what Jesus suffered and went through in the face of our own trials and heartaches.
Well, I don't know about you, but I think sometimes, I just want to wallow for a bit. I want to feel sorry for myself. I don't want to think that anyone understands. I want to be sad.
Did I really just write that?
Did I say that aloud?
And yet...there is always that nudging that brings me back to Him....back to the place of redemption and grace, in spite of my OVERWHELMING weaknesses, in spite of my OVERWHELMING shame.
Do you, like me, often feel like Peter or maybe even, Heaven forbid, Judas? When I turn my face away or pretend to not know Him or choose another way.....
And then, the cross makes sense all over again...not just for the masses....but for me.
I NEED THIS.
I NEED THIS BLOOD.
I NEED THIS PRICE.
I couldn't do this life without the great cost that was paid on my behalf.
That HARD LOVE.....Jesus taught me.....now, I pray that He will strengthen me to walk it out too.
Listen to Paul's words....YOWZA! Can I say this!?!?
I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!