In his insightful book "The Cross", Morton Kelsey shares these incredible words as a reflection on the cross. He speaks of the huge amount of courage it must have taken for Jesus to endure the Cross. We often focus on Jesus' love or humility, but seldom spend time contemplating his supernatural courage.
"Love without strength can be weak and ineffectual. The love of Jesus attained its incredible power and effectiveness because it was compounded with another quality as near to the heart and nature of God as love itself. Strange how we can look at the cross, at all it was, at what Jesus did upon it, and often fail to see the courage of the man. It was his courage as well as his love which led him there and left him hanging on the cross. It was his courage which enabled him to love in those dark hours."
May the Courage of Jesus inspire your heart today.
Let us season our prayers with the remembrance of Christ's courage on the cross and the life he has won for us.
Living in Grace
“The church is not a museum for saints but a hospital for sinners.” - Morton Kelsey