I had waited for someone to care. Yet Jesus was there, and he cared. I believe that most people at least one time in their life look for and wait for others to truly care. Sometimes we are blessed with those who care, but other times it feels as if no one cares. Jesus always cared. Jesus always cares. Jesus is God in the flesh, God’s son, and the word that was with God from the beginning, and was God per the books of John and 1 John. When people care life is good, but what about when they don’t care? Jesus always cares, and he’s always cared. We were not made on accident, as a matter of fact we are considered the most valuable creations in existence. I was not an accident and you were not an accident. Jesus had your name on his heart when he hung on the cross. The bible tells us that it was for the joy that was set before him that he endured the cross and its shame. It was because of the shame you endured, so that someone could literally say that he has been there. You were never alone. You are still not alone. There is always hope as long as today is called today, and it is when we have come to the end of hope in this life that we are in a position to truly gain life. Jesus said blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God. It was for the lost, the sinner, the sick, the poor, the fatherless, the rejected, the hated, the proud, the caring, the mother, brother, lover it was for us all that Jesus came to this earth, that his Father, our creator sent him to stand in the gap and become sin, to become shame, to become sick, to become rejected, and afflicted and poor, to be bruised so that we will know that someone cared, and has been there. When Jesus cared, he really cared. He didn’t just say it with a smile and vain promises to always be there, no he showed it that when no one knew the meaning of it, he by faith died for you and me. He cared. Look at the Father who created us. Behold the creator of this world and all life. He is loving. He is kind. He willingly gave up his son and at the same time his life because he cared. He is still there, he still cares. You are not alone. Thank you Jesus for Saving the world, that all who would believe on you and call upon you can have their names written in your book of life.
What is the essence of salvation? It is that our heavenly Father rescued us from the death we deserved, because he loves us. People say, “if God is really that loving then….” then he would do anything for the salvation of our souls, which includes letting us go through hell fire so that it is truly heaven that we learn to love. A loving God would do what it takes to save us, and that is what he does.
The essence of salvation is that we are loved. We are truly sought after, seen, known, cared about, wanted, taken seriously by and sacrificed for by the one who gave it all for each and every one of us. In a world where we grow accustomed to not having our love needs met, we don’t yet comprehend the fullness of his love. If we only looked for him, and sought him out, we could see just how much, how wide, and deep is his great love.
The essence of salvation is that God is always good, although life sometimes hurts. He will cause all things to work out for the good of those who love him and whom he called. He truly cares about all of his children, and he is good all the time. He is patient, and he has trust because he sees the truth within each of us, that we are like him too. He calls us to love, but first he loved, and taught us to receive his own love.
The essence of salvation is that we finally met the only one who loves our soul, or that is even truly capable. We met the good shepherd who aspires to give us peace and rest, all we have to do is finally trust him and we will find the truth and joy and be glad. In him we can let our hair down and finally be who we are, and with him we are safe. Not only that but he is our provider, and our confidant. He is and will be forever our friend. This is the essence of being saved by Jesus.
Matthew 27:50-51 KJV
“Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent”
The veil was torn after Jesus died. What does this mean? It means that we were qualified. Qualified for what? Prior to the event of Jesus crucifixion, only the qualified high priest was permitted to enter the Holy of Holies, a small room with a candle and golden alter, which was hidden by the veil. There, he burned incense and sprinkled sacrificial animal blood on the alter to God because this was God’s requirement for the remission of sins. This was done once a year, and it was a solemn and sacred event.
When Jesus died, the veil to the Holy of Holies tore in half. This means that we are now qualified. We are now holy enough, righteous enough, worthy enough, esteemed enough, and honored enough to approach God. No more veil, no more requirements such as washing the feet and hands for cleanliness because we were made spotless by the blood of the lamb. No more blood sacrifices are required, because Jesus was our sacrifice. No more justification by keeping the law is required, because Jesus became our justification.
Since Jesus’s death qualified us, God now calls us, and then justifies us (Romans 8:30). Then, after he justifies us, he glorifies us as a royal priesthood, a spotless bride. How does God justify us? He calls things that appear to be not as though they are. We see our failures, but he shows us our justification. Just as one might justify a child’s behavior to someone, God justifies our behaviors to us. He gives us faith. So why do we need to be justified if we are already qualified? We are not really justified until we know that we are justified. We are qualified, but unless we believe that we are qualified, its as if we aren’t because the righteous will live by faith (Romans 1:17).
What have we been qualified for exactly? For heaven, for life. To live justified, redeemed, and forgiven. To have unhindered intimacy with our creator who now dwells among us, in the spirit of our hearts, and throughout our lives. To many he calls for them to join with him, but sadly they refuse. Most don’t know that they had been qualified. Some still erroneously think that Christianity is just for the weak, deceived, radical, or the perfect. Jesus Christ gave his life so that yours can be saved, through faith. Those who choose to live without Christ are also choosing to die without Christ. We will live by what we believe, and we will die according to what we believe as well.
If you say that Jesus Christ is Lord, and you truly believe that he was risen from the dead, then you will be saved (Romans 10:9). Why do we have to say it if we want to be saved? Because that means that you truly believe, because from the abundance of your heart, your mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). He has qualified us, do you believe?
Those who do truly believe can now “give joyful thanks to the father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light” (Colossians 1:12 NKJV). Thank you God for sending us Jesus, who was your Son, to qualify us to also be your sons and to enjoy all of your inheritance. I believe! Thank you Jesus for dying for us. I praise you God. Amen.