Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lest I forget . . .

Something to think about . . . from the pen of Max Lucado:

When God entered time and became a man, he who was boundless became bound. Imprisoned in flesh. Restricted by weary-prone muscles and eyelids. For more than three decades, his once limitless reach would be limited to the stretch of an arm, his speed checked to the pace of human feet. . .

Stop and think about this. Not once did Christ use his supernatural powers for personal comfort. With one word he could’ve transformed the hard earth into a soft bed, but he didn’t. With a wave of his hand, he could’ve boomeranged the spit of his accusers back into their faces, but he didn’t. With an arch of his brow, he could’ve paralyzed the hand of the soldier as he braided the crown of thorns. But he didn’t. . .

Want to know the coolest thing about the One who gave up the crown of heaven for a crown of thorns?

He did it for you. Just for you.

~Excerpt from Max Lucado in his book His Name Is Jesus~

King of my life, I crown Thee now;
Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.
Lest I forget Gethsemane; lest I forget Thine agony;
Lest I forget Thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.
Lead Me to Calvary - Jennie Evelyn Hussey 1874-1958~


S. Etole said...

Those thorns ... so vivid.

Ginny said...

I love this, and am going to record it for our church prayer line. Your header is super spectacular!!

Mari said...

Great photo, and the excerpt from Max Lucado is very touching. I haven't heard that song in awhile. It's good to read those words again.

Anonymous said...

A thought provoking and beautiful post.

Sharon Lynne said...

Beautiful. I hope I can take this to our Easter dinner and read it.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I love this, yes the thorns pic is so appropriate

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Awesome post, Glenda... YES---he did it all for US! Praise God.

Happy Easter

Dawn said...

Fabulous - wonderful photo and great words from Max - I love his writing and wish I could hear him speak someday!

Trusting you had a wonderful Easter - we sure did.

B. Meandering said...

I'm late reading this, but its message touched me all the more, especially after a difficult week that ended in a wonderful weekend.

What ML said about "His reach being limited to the length of his arm for 3 decades"--that struck me. Jesus gave up so much to come here on earth for us. And He resisted all the chances He had to make things easier for Him. That's definitely a "Wow."
Outstanding picture also.

Anneliese said...

Thank you for these fitting thoughts and hymn.