Written & Published by Lolita Buck
This weeks post is inspired by the one & only queen of hip hop soul Mary J. Blige. Her hit song "Love No Limit" came across my mind this past week. I thought what the heck let's go with it. After all, my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ's love has no limit! Now that's the 411...
I've probably mentioned a time or two that I'm a music lover. So every now & then an artist's lyrics may influence my writing. But let's get down to the nitty gritty & talk about this unconditional love.
Man what a way to demonstrate your love & then do it without boundaries by putting your one & only son on a cross. All for the freedom of mankind. Check out this scripture that talks about Christ being a ransom.
"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
So when I think about a ransom I usually think about money being exchanged for a persons release. But now were talking about a persons life being given in exchange for salvation. I mean how cool is that? Our sins were abolished & we're pardoned because of his amazing sacrifice! You talk about a sacrificial lamb, well Christ was all of that & then some. Don't believe me, then let the word of God speak for itself.
"He was oppressed and afflicted yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth."
I'm amazed that he did not open his mouth. I'm perplexed by his restraint. Perhaps he knew of the greater good that would come from it all & he just did what he had to do. But you're talking about a very difficult assignment. I mean he literally sweat drops of blood the day before his crucifixion because he was praying so intensely in the Garden of Gethsamane.
You notice that he was praying, not giving lip service or complaining. He was asking God for strength to make it all the way through to the finish line. Although he did ask that the cup be removed from him he knew that ultimately his Heavenly Father's plan was most important. Thank God he had the strength to endure.
Luke 22: 41-44
And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and began to pray, saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.” Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
There is no greater love than for a man to lay down his life for his fellow man. Jesus Christ is the epitome of "Love No Limit". This kind of love doesn't even begin to compare to the stuff we call ourselves demonstrating these days. He is the real deal. I don't know about you, but he will always be my first true love.
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude