Word 4U Today

Thorns (1)

Thorns (1)

Have a read of Genesis 3 (yup, the whole chapter). What happens in there marks the point where everything changes. Adam and Eve made a choice, and because of that choice came consequences. The link between God and humans would no longer be the same.

People would get locked into their own self-and-others-destructive choices. Existence would become… well, thorny.

Go back to Genesis 3 and check out verse 18. There. Those thorns mentioned represent all of the consequences of humanity’s choices – sin, separation, and death.

Now, read Matthew 27:27-31. Did you notice the verse that says “When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head…”?

Just before He gave His life to free us all, Jesus took those thorns upon Himself, and wore them as a crown. He took all of the consequences meant for us, and experienced the death that goes with them. And, by doing that, He became our bridge back to God. By wearing those thorns, He beat them.

Jesus beat sin; He beat separation; He beat death.

Because of Him, we can choose to live a life full of God and grace. Then, because of Him, we can spend the rest of forever with that same God.

What Now?

Take a few minutes to really think about what Jesus did. It’s the absolute center of the Christian faith. Then, when you’ve done that, write out a thank you note to Jesus. Stick it up somewhere prominent to remind you regularly of what He did in dying for you.

Verse of the Day:

“Thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you…”  Genesis 3:18 NKJV

Joy Ferdiz

June 16th, 2014

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