The Thought of Jesus
Of all the thoughts my mind can conceive, nothing compares
with that of the Lord Jesus Christ. He existed before all
things and through Him all things came into being. Sustaining
the universe through His power, He reflects the very glory
of God. He is the image of the Father and through Him the
Father is known. All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge
are hidden in Him. He dwells in majesty and glory and is
worshipped with the Father by myriads of angels.
The miracle of miracles occurred when the Savior became
a human being like you and me. He lived among suffering,
sorrowful, selfish, and sinful people. He did not avoid us
or choose to destroy us, but extended His fathomless love
every step of His earthly pilgrimage. People were not attracted
to His physical appearance, but saw in His character, actions
and words something strangely beautiful, authoritative, pure
and true. He was the kindest as well as the most tender,
understanding and patient person who ever lived.
Jesus touched the untouchables,
blessed little children, comforted the bereaved, healed
the sick and gave sight to
the blind. He laid aside His own interests to have compassion
on people. He forgave the penitent and extended mercy to
those whom others rejected. He was a helper of the helpless.
He saw into the depths of mans soul and knew the innermost
needs of the human heart. He experienced perfect sympathy
for the broken-hearted and wept with the crushed in spirit.
But Jesus came with the supreme
intention of laying down His life for us on the cross.
He experienced the depths of
suffering as He prayed in the garden, as He was scourged
and mocked, as He hung between heaven and earth to bear our
sins in His own body. He suffered death that we might have
life. He gave His life that we might not die. He arose in
victory from the grace and ever lives to make intercession
for us at the Fathers side.
I count it the most exalted
privilege to belong to Jesus, my beloved Lord. He is more
than a historical figure; He
is a living Person. I have experienced His transcendent love
and transforming power. Though He knew all about my sin and
though Ive failed Him countless times, He reached out
to me and touched me. He forgave me, accepted me, and set
me free! His grace was greater than all my sin. His love
is beyond comprehension; His mercy surpasses understanding;
His plans for me extend beyond time and reach into eternity.
He has filled my heart with His Spirit, filled my mouth with
singing, and embraced me in His eternal arms of love.
The thought of Jesus thrills my soul and satisfies my deepest
longings. My adoration of Him knows no bounds. In the quiet
of the night I lift my heart to Him. In the morning I give
thanks to Him. During the rush of the day I sing praises
to Him. When darkness deepens about me, I abide in His marvelous
light. I delight in His fellowship and rejoice in His presence.
I long to know Him as I am known.
The pleasures of the world are worthless in comparison to
gaining Jesus and enjoying Him. In a world of weariness,
He is my rest. In a world of loneliness, He is my Friend.
In a world of futility and emptiness, He is my hope of glory.
In a world of chaos, war and frustration, He is my source
of quietness, serenity and satisfaction.
Though others may fail me
and comforts may part, Jesus promised to never leave nor
forsake meand on His promise I can
rely. His grace can alleviate every sorrow. His promises
can help me endure every illness. His peace can quiet every
storm. His consolation can wipe away every tear. His strength
can lighten every load. His security can overcome every fear.
And His presence can make spring out of every dark and dismal
In the future ages Jesus
will continue to show the riches of Gods grace and there will be endless opportunities
to delight in His redeeming love. I will see His face and
walk by His side. He will lead me to springs of living water.
He will be far more fulfilling than I have ever imagined.
My ecstasy will be measurelessall because of Jesus.
How can I describe my overwhelming gratitude!
My friend, this same Jesus
who is exalted in heaven, who has touched my life and the
lives of countless men and women,
wants to touch your heart as well. He wants to receive you
so that youpersonallymight belong to Him. Wont
you turn to Him and find your own spiritual longings satisfied?
Your eternal destiny depends on how you personally respond
to the Lord Jesus. Turn from your sins and find Him to be
the supply of all your needs and the source of eternal joy!