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This Month's Promise

“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation ... ”

- (Mark 16 : 15)

Read: I John 3:1,7-10


" ... He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (I John 4:10)

A man was set to watch a railway drawbridge over a river. He threw it open to let the ships pass through. And he heard the whistle of a train up the track. He sprang to the lever to bring the bridge back into place, and as he was doing so, he accidentally pushed his boy into the river. He heard his son crying, “Daddy, save me, I’m drowning!” What should he do? He stood at the post of duty, brought the bridge back so that the train could pass over in safety. The he jumped into the river to save his boy, but it was too late. The boy had already drowned. He sacrificed his boy to do his duty! He did this thing not because he loved those who travelled in the train, but he did as a dutiful watchman.

But dear friends, think of God the Father. He saved us from destruction because He loved us very much and that is why He allowed His Son, Jesus to die for us. There is nothing in us that He should love us. We are guilty rebels against Him, but “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” This is the most amazing thing! You and I look at Christ in the courtyard of Pilate, fastened to the whipping post with His bare back exposed to the lash of the Roman soldier. We look at Him as the lash cuts into his back again and again till it is all torn and bleeding. We say, “O, how He loves us!” But looking down from the throne in heaven was the Father, and every lash that cut the back of Christ cut the heart of God. Every thorn that pierced His brow also pierced the heart of God. We hear the last cry of Jesus, “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” And we say. “O how He loved us!” But looking down from the throne was God, the Father - His heart was bleeding to see His only Son dying. How wonderful is His love! What are you going to do about this love? Accept it with all your heart or trample it under foot? If you accept Christ, you accept that love, and if you reject Christ, you trample that love under your foot. The decision is yours.

PRAYER:  Loving Lord Jesus, how great is your love that saved me the most unworthy creature. Even after seeing you undergoing great agony in the courtyard of Pilate, and on the cross crying out forsaken by everyone, let me not reject you and the love of God, the Father. Amen.