August 7, 2014

In Sickness and In Health

Oh Jesus! There's nothing like being home sick in bed to make you slow down and think. 

I love this portrait of Jesus by artist Richard Hook. In a society that has feminized him for generations, this drawing reminds me that he had to be one tough man to endure torture and crucifixion on our behalf. 

Some would act as if he was defeated, but those who really study the Bible understand that his death led to his resurrection which paid the price for my sin and for all who would give their lives to Him. It was a victory not a defeat. A successful end to an earthly ministry.

I love you, Lord Jesus. Help me love you even more. And in sickness as in health, let me serve you all the days of my life. Thank you for the gift of yours.

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