Given March 8, 2008
Here a few days after Easter and thinking about the sacrifice Jesus made for me, I noticed this note I’d made while praying before Easter. We know Jesus died for our sins and He took terrible beatings and other atrocities for us: ” But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5“. The revelation or image I got this day was of the devil coming after me, bombarding me with all kinds of evil things but then Jesus, quietly and authoritatively, steps in between me and the devil. Jesus stood in the gap for me, and you, and held him off. Jesus took the hit that was intended for me so that I could continue to live.
The only thing left for me to do, which I did as a 12 year-old, is to accept His offer of eternal life and believe in Him. He’s already taken the hit for us all but some just don’t realize it! He’s already done His part, now it’s up to humanity to do theirs. “…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9“.