Jesus Prayed for Me

Jesus prayed for me. It seems like every time I read the Bible, I discover new things. Yes I know the stories and essentially know how it flows from Genesis to Revelations, but when you dig deep into verses and really think and pray about them, new avenues open up.  Always!

This morning I was just flipping pages in the Bible and started to skim across John 17. What really caught my eye at the time was the human added section headers, which read “Jesus Prays for Himself”. Then a little later on in the chapter, “Jesus Prays for His Disciples” and then the one that caused me to pause, “Jesus Prays for Future Believers

I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. – John 17:20

He prayed for all of us. He prayed for me, for you, for our parents, and grandparents. He prayed for our children, our grandchildren, and our great-great-great-great grandchildren to come. He prayed for the rich and the poor, for the healthy and the sick. He prayed for those that were believers their entire lives, to those who only believed moments before their death. He prayed for all believers even though we are all sinners.

This simple sentence, became so profound to me today. I’m sure I’ve read it before, but today I really noticed it. Jesus went to His father in prayer for me, 2000 years ago. Pretty cool stuff.

The Perfect Love

This Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love and traditionally spend it with those we love deeply.  Men we’ll take our wives out to dinner and wish our daughters and other ladies in our lives a happy Valentines Day.  We celebrate love in all it’s human forms.   But we shouldn’t forget about the perfect love that God has for us.  Look at what Christ did for us.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  -Romans 5:8

Let that soak in for a minute.  It always gets me when I read that verse.  He died, gave up his live, took on the weight of our sin….even while we were still sinning.  Those of us that weren’t even born yet…he died for us, before we were born.  We still sinned and continue to sin, yet Christ died for us.

He died for us, knowing full well, that we might never love him back.  Now that is what I call true love.

So today on Valentine’s day, I’m gonna spend some time with my loved ones here on earth, celebrating what we have together.   However, I’m spending some time with the one that loves me perfectly.  Thank you Jesus!

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