For You

We cannot afford to forget what Jesus did for us, what He sacrificed for us, for you and me.

For you, Jesus took on Satan. He came to a sin filled world for you, to take up the cross and defeat death.

For you, He took the beating, the betrayal, the lies, the hate, the deceit, the sicknesses and the diseases, so you wouldn’t have to.

For you, Jesus willingly lived through the lashes and the cross, He wore the torn purple robe for you and refused to call for help, although help was only a breath away.

For you, Jesus stayed in the garden rather than running, kissing the enemy on the cheek because He knew the enemy was going to take Him to His destiny, to your salvation.

For you, Jesus walked the path to His destruction, allowing them to place a crown of thorns upon His innocent head, a head that once held a crown of jewels, declaring His deity and divinity.

For you, Jesus went to hell, willingly going into the depths of the pit so you would never have to.

For you, Jesus looked sin and death in the face, fearlessly declaring their loss of authority.

For you, Jesus defeated all sickness and all disease, so you would have power, love and a sound mind.

For you, Jesus walked through the fires of hell, declaring your victory with each step.

For you, Jesus stared down the demons and smiled in Satan’s face, knowing His death meant your life.

For you, Jesus gave everything He had in order for you to spend eternity with Him. His death sealed the document of your adoption into His royal bloodline.

For you, God watched from Heaven, knowing the death of His only Son was the only way you could live.

For you, God turned from Jesus so sin could come upon Him. How painful must that turn have been? How heartbreaking was it for the Father to allow everything Satan brought into this world to come upon His only Son all at once? But, for you, God did it to save His child, and Jesus did it to save His sibling.

Do not forget all that was already sacrificed for you, for you were worth it, you are worth it.

Lord, I will spend my life living to repay you for all you sacrificed for me. I didn’t deserve it, but you gave it anyway.

“Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” -Luke 22:42

Author: Lydia Barbara

I am a woman standing on the Word, believing in its infallibility and knowing I am all that God says I am.

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