The truth behind those four words ”He bled for me” is unshakeable. My Saviour bled for me. He gave Himself for me. Why would He do that? What did I do to deserve His loving sacrifice.
John 15 :1 3 (KJV)
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
I’ll tell you what I did. I did nothing. I didn’t deserve His love. I am what the lyrics of the song say “a worm.” And yet, despite my sins and my past, regardless of how many people I hurt or how often I turned my back on Him, He still hung on that cross when He could have requested twelve legions of angels to get Him down.
Matt 26 : 53 (KJV)
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
He knew I would spend eternity in the lake of fire if He got off that cross without first shedding His blood. He loved me too much to let that happen.
Heb 9 : 22 (KJV)
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Today, I realize that I am bought with a price. The great price of His precious blood.
On this Memorial Day as we remember the soldiers who gave their lives for the United States, and we do remember them, I remember Jesus’ sacrifice. I am grateful to live in the United States of America. I am grateful for the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives to keep our country free. Yet, I must also remember the God who was manifest in the flesh for the purpose of sacrificing Himself in order to reconcile me to Him. Thank you, Jesus.
Col 1 : 20 (KJV)
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven.
Have you accepted His sacrifice? He bled for you too. All you have to do is believe and accept the gift He offers.
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Elle E. Kay remembers that He shed His blood for her. He bled for you too.