Friday, August 28, 2015

Christ’s Purposeful Heart

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

My Father was fond of saying, “I’d rather shoot for the moon and miss it, than shoot at nothing and hit it.” I’d hate to think that was the testimony of my life; that I aimed at nothing in particular and achieved it. That certainly could not be said of Jesus. He refused to be guided by anything except His high calling. In other words, His heart was purposeful. So much so that His life can be summed up in a single sentence: He came to seek and save the lost. 

He was driven by that, so focused, that He knew when to say, “It is finished” [John 19:30]. But unlike many, whose attention is focused on a goal, it doesn’t appear that Jesus was unpleasant. It’s just the opposite. Children ran to Him, they couldn’t resist Him. He found beauty in His Father’s handiwork, delighting in lilies in the field and birds in the air. He spent some thirty years living among the sick, the weak, the whining, walking through the muck and mire of the human experience. 

Still, He never lost sight of His purpose. He saw in them something so valuable that He sacrificed His life for their sins. And YOUR sins. And MY sins.

The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10

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