Am just enthralled at how God works with us! It’s like nothing is ever wasted. I remember quite some time ago when He was teaching me about Jesus and what He did for us. This time He used an example of a TV show from my pre-saved past. T’was an episode of Star Trek where Jim Kirk, Spock, and Dr mcCoy were in a prison on a strange planet. In the cell with them was an “empath”. When someone was hurt, she could touch them and the wound would transfer to her body~ she would take the wound into herself and the wound would disappear from the other person’s body; they would be healed; she too was able to cause the wound to disappear from her own body.
At that place in my learning, God was teaching me about Jesus work on the cross. In helping me to gain some understanding, He reminded me of that show. In it McCoy was severely injured unto death and brought back to the cell. The empath was afraid to help him, but overcame her fear, and as she touched McCoy you could see each wound would appear on her body as it disappeared from McCoy’s until he a fully healed.
In a sense this is what Jesus did for you and I. He took away every sin blemish on us as well as every curse laid upon mankind by attack of disease upon our body, generational curses, mental and emotional hurts, etc. Jesus paid the price for them all, taking them from us and absorbing them into His own body on the cross:
Galatians 3:13-14 MSG
Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life
by absorbing it completely into himself.
Do you remember the Scripture that says, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"?
That is what happened when
Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, [absorbing all curses into Himself
]and at the same time dissolved the curse. [the curse Adam brought to the human race by his betrayal of You, my God. You, Jesus, absorbed the curse into Yourself freeing us from it. We accept Your gift of freedom
from it! Thank You!
Oh, Jesus, You are the Son of God; You are our King of Kings, yes our God! Yet You love us so much, that You went through the incredible suffering and ignominious death on the cross, and You did it for us sinners. How astonishing is Your love for us! Oh Jesus, let Your love flow through us! The only repayment that even comes close is for us to bring Your love, Your Words, the Gospel to all those we meet. In all ways we choose to worship You!
We give You praise and we lift our hands in worship! You are our God Who loves us. You are the Creator of all things good. You are the God of glory and might! You are awesome in wonder!