4 January 2014
What did Jesus see when he saw you and I? Did he see our sin? Did he see our mistakes? He saw everything, our past and our future. Our moments of victory and also our moments of defeat. More so I believe, Jesus saw the beauty that would be revealed by his blood. When we accepted Christ and were forgive for our sins, we were washed whiter than snow. We are also told that we would become the bride of Christ. Without spot or blemish. A radiant church, prepared as a bride for her bridegroom. I believe, that was what Jesus saw when he came in human flesh to offer and subject himself to torture and punishment over our sins. We are told, that for the glory set before him, he endured the cross and scorned its shame, nailing it to the cross. So that those who believe would become sons and daughters of the Most High. We are the glory and the joy of the Lord, we are His inheritance. and He is our inheritance.
“Your Maker is your husband— the Lord Almighty is his name.” (Isa. 54:5)
“I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord. (Hosea 2:19-20, God speaking to his people)”
Lord, remind us in our daily walk with you that we are your betrothed at the cost of the blood of the Lamb. Help us to walk and grow in holiness, righteousness and love. Keep in us, the anticipation and joy of your return.