Friday, May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010, "The Rock"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written By: Teresa Criswell

"...I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me."
~ John 5:24-30 ~



Romanticizing thoughts of My Savior is overwhelmingly beautiful. I am so amazed beyond amazement that I have been rescued by my Savior Jesus Christ. My spirit yearned for something more than the wisdom of the world could offer. My heart said, "Yes" to His glorious, mighty hands as He reached out and said, "Will you follow me?"

Will I follow this Amazing Savior who could have said, "Look at me! Look what I have done. Look what I can do." Yet, instead as recorded in John 5:30, he says, "I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me." I am most amazed by one of the stories recorded in the Bible in which the woman was caught in the act of adultery. She wasn't caught coming out of the house discreetly; she was caught in the very act. I often imagine this woman being dragged out, most likely naked, revealing her shame. Humiliated as the crowd is bloodthirsty to kill her and yet My Jesus, My Savior makes the famous statement that we still talk about this very day as he speaks to the enraged crowd, "You with no sin, cast the first stone." He could have cast the first stone punishing the woman caught in the act of adultery. He could have, for He was the only one without sin. He was the Mighty Stone, the Rock of Ages that stood before her to become her stability and strength; not the stone of her demise.

O, how I rejoice in You Lord! You are the Stone that the builder's rejected! You are the Cornerstone in which we must build and You must be our guide so that we do not waver.

I am encouraged by this reminder that Jesus Christ who revealed our Father God, only gave His Father the Glory. He did not receive any glory for Himself, He could have, instead He transferred it directly to the One from Whom He trusted!

3 comments:

  1. The grace of God as shown in this example is truly amazing...and the humility of Christ is to be our example--that we may forgive others, and not judge.

    This is a powerful reminder. :)

    God bless,
    Michelle

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